HOW TO CRUSH A PLATEAU
Ryan Milton Aug 2017
You have been training hard, eating right, working your ass off for results but progress seems to be at a standstill. How frustrating is that!
Plateaus can be extremely un-motivating and confusing if you do not know how to deal with them when they come up!
Let’s go over 3 ways you can crush any plateau and make the best results of your entire life.
1. Understanding they will happen no matter what you do.
When you encounter a plateau in your progress you cannot panic. You cannot immediately change course and you cannot give in to temptations because “It’s not working anyway”.
The first step to crushing a plateau is understanding that it’s just part of the game. There will be days you are up, and days when you are down. It does not matter what day it is as long as you know that staying the course is the only answer. When you encounter a plateau simply know that you expected it and if you stay the course through it you will climb higher then you have ever been.
2. Review your consistency
Often times people will hit a plateau simply due to the fact they are not putting 100% in. You need to look at each element of your physical being and review if you are really giving it your all.
Look at your nutrition, training, lifestyle, recovery all of it and rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 where you are at in terms of sticking to the plans you have set. Figure out which areas need better focus and better consistency and improve them to see nearly instant progress happen again.
3. Adapt everything as needed
A big part of hitting a plateau can simply be you are not on the right path. The plan you are on may not be updated regularly enough, maybe your body, mind or lifestyle has changed and maybe even your goals are different. The only way to get consistent and long term progress is to track your results overtime and adapt as needed. Now, you cannot panic and change everything at once at the first sign of a plateau. You must instead look at overall trends and adapt things as needed. For example, if you have a weight loss goal and you have not lost any weight in 2-4 weeks it is probably time to look at why that is not working. Maybe it’s time to change your calorie intake or adapt your training to kick start results again. Make small changes and test if they better your progress. If it’s working, don’t change it. If it’s not, mix it up until it does.
Apply these 3 steps to you and your goals and you will see constant and lasting results when it comes to the gym! And most importantly, remember that plateaus are not panic moments. They are simply opportunities to adapt and make us better.
Have fun and let me know if you have any questions!