Breaking Through Plateaus


Breaking Through Plateaus

“What’s a training plateau?”

A training plateau is when results slow down a lot, stop, or go backwards on the way to specific goals.

A training example would be if your ultimate goal is the deadlift 300 lbs, but for the last year you’ve been stuck around 265 lbs on your best day.

A body composition example would be if your ultimate goal is to reach 15% body fat, you saw some great progress when you first started, but that progress stopped and you’ve been hanging around 18% body fat for the last 2 years.

You get the picture. It’s when the GAINZ stop rolling in.

Now if you’re like me, you don’t like this feeling. You like the feeling of success.  You like the feeling of getting closer towards your goals on a regular basis. Building it brick-by-brick.

So how do we prevent or break through training plateaus?

The simple answer to that question is to assess your 3 health & fitness pillars. Your Nutrition, Your Fitness, and Your Accountability.

Pillar #1 Your Nutrition

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I consuming food in a way that supports my goal(s) 80% or more of the time?
  • Am I cooking the majority of my meals?
  • Am I staying hydrated?
  • Do I use trusted resources to help formulate my plan?

Pillar #2 Your Fitness

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I working out 3 or more times each week with good effort?
  • Am I consistently sleeping 7+ hours each night?
  • Am I working on my fitness weaknesses?
  • Do I participate in a scientifically proven program that gets results?

Pillar #3 Your Accountability

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I 100% honest with myself about my goals?
  • Am I 100% honest with myself about what needs to happen for me to be successful?
  • Am I holding myself accountable to my nutrition & fitness pillars?
  • Do I need the support of a coaching program & a community to help me stay on track?
  • I’m going to post these questions in the comments section below so you can copy these down for your own self evaluation.

If the answer to any of these questions is no and you’ve currently hit a training plateau, mark a star next to it – this is where you’re going to focus your efforts to break through that plateau!

Chances are, if you’re in a plateau right now, the answer is no to more than one of the questions in the self evaluation.

If this is the case, rank the difficulty level of changing each of those no’s to a yes and start working on the easiest one first. Once you’ve mastered that change and it feels like it’s part of your lifestyle, move onto the next fix.

Remember, the goal is LONG-TERM success.

And in order for that to happen, you must keep yourself from getting overwhelmed by only working on one fix at a time.

Build your lifestyle one habit at a time, brick-by-brick.

Current Blurpint Athletes: Use the self-evaluation process above to start formulating your goals for this upcoming year. Taking this step-by-step approach allows you to reach goals in a sustainable way without burning out!

Future Bluprint Athletes: If you want help formulating a plan to help break through these obstacles that have been holding you back for months, maybe even years, jump on a call with a Bluprint Coach and we’ll help put you on a path towards being your best self.

Hope everyone is staying safe out there, go VOTE, and go WIN THE DAY.

Coach Byron