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Repeated Bout Effect: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change
If you have ever taken a few weeks off from exercise and then completed a strenuous workout, you may know what I'm about to say. That first workout back from a long break can be tough, but it's usually the soreness that follows a few days later that is really brutal.

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The Repeated Bout Effect

The more you repeat a behavior, the less it impacts you because you become accustomed to it.

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Examples Of The Repeated Bout Effect

  • When you haven't done much strength training, doing 30 pushups will make you stronger. But after a few months, an extra of 30 pushups isn't really building new muscle.
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3 Lessons On Improvement

  • Doing a light amount of work is a great way to reduce the pain of difficult sessions.
  • The amount of work that you need to do to reach your maximum level of output...

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Marshall Goldsmith
“What got you here won’t get you there.”

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Doing the same thing

... over and over again, even if it worked for a long time, will eventually lead to a plateau. 

If nothing changes, nothing is going to change.

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