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Progressive Overload Strategies for Specific Body Parts

Phil Hernandez 3 years ago in Workouts updated by Marc Lobliner 3 years ago 1

Mark,


I'm 1 year into training (if you count 6 months of P90x). I'm finding that using increased load for progressive overload is easier for some body parts than others. I do a body part split routine currently and I can do this load strategy well for back, chest and legs, but I have difficulty increasing loads of 5 lbs on smaller parts like arms and shoulders. Is this a common problem? Should I incorporate other forms of progressive overload? Do certain body parts respond better to those forms than others?

This is very common. You can also overload with increased reps and/or volume. Weight isn't the only variable you can increase!