Excerpt from Chapter on Gradualism


As editing and publishing continues on The Independent Athlete, I wanted to share a preview of some of the content:

Increments. Training increments help us measure what we do, what we are ready for and gauge our next increase or decrease. Increments may be in time, movements, distance units, pounds, kilos, and so on. Incremental can also mean breaking training movements into sub- units, to work on form, to get around temporary physical limitations. Fractional movements, numbers, weights, distances or time can be big. They can get us training again; build momentum; and lead to greater gains tomorrow. Sustainable heating systems start with tiny sparks.