A simple system

I’ve been using the StrongLifts app for over a month. It’s an iPhone app that gives you a workout and then keeps track of your progress and tells you what to do the next time.

I think its brilliance is in the simplicity. At it’s basic level you get:

  • 5 core exercises in total
  • 3 exercises per workout
  • 5 sets of 5 reps
  • start out with minimal weight at the very beginning
  • increase the weight by 5 lbs each workout

After just a month, I still haven’t hit a hard workout… yet.

But I know it’s coming…


Because of this system, I’m ok with slow progress. I know it will get hard soon enough.

I’m ok with going slowly, because I know that I’m still focusing on things like form and the habit of showing up at the gym a few times a week.

I’m ok with following a system, because I trust the person who has created the app.

I enjoy the app and the workout, because I don’t have to think about it.

My job is to simply show up at the gym and follow the lifts. Progress will take care of itself.


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