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When To Go Hard and When Not to at the Gym

Cody's Barbell Club

I get it.

You want fast results and the only way to do that is to train hard and workout hard.

And you know what? I agree 100%. There’s no doubt hard work needs to happen to build muscle, get lean, become more athletic, and get in the shape you want.

But, you know what’s also true?

Training smart.

Meaning: adapting your workout to the way your body feels based on sleep, stress, energy levels, injury status (if any), and life in general.

Let’s be realistic guys. Not every workout you have will be your absolute best or your hardest.


Because getting into better shape isn’t linear and your workouts aren’t either.

It may seem that way in the beginning, but eventually your results will start to level off like an exponential curve and you’ll have to get smart and creative by testing your body in new ways, like lifting heavier weights or adding…

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