#347 – When It’s Fun to Chase Numbers
Why chase numbers? And what do you do if you want to prioritize PRs? Here Niki & Matt discuss how to adjust your training to maximally increase your strength.
Chasing Numbers in Your Strength Training?
Strength makes us healthier and more capable. The process of getting stronger refines us. Sometimes, though, it’s fun and motivating to just chase numbers. If you’re hungry to hit some PRs, listen on.
When we chase numbers, we’re prioritizing strength. To truly prioritize big PRs, we have to adjust our life to support training. We may have to dedicate more time to training. We have to ensure we maximize recovery, through increasing calories and getting plenty of high-quality sleep. We may have to decrease unproductive activities, such as excessive alcohol consumption (or plan training around these events so they do not harm our training and training is productive). We also have to bring increased focus to training, as intensity will go up.