In the realm of bodybuilding and fitness, there are many key aspects one should pay close attention to. Intensity, volume, frequency, recovery, reps, and sets are just to name a few. But in terms of building lean, raw muscle, the general consensus points its finger towards the concept of progressive overload.
Progressive overload defined;
Progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training.
It was developed by Thomas Delorme, M.D. while he rehabilitated soldiers after World War II. The technique is recognized as a fundamental principle for success in various forms of strength training programs including fitness training, weight lifting, high-intensity training and physical therapy programs.
In layman’s terms, move up in weight or increase your volume throughout the course of each of your preceding workouts. Do this and you’ll be utilizing the concept of progressive overload.
Casey Rice, is a 25 year old WNBF professional bodybuilder. He exemplifies the hard work and passion for bodybuilding throughout his everyday life…All day every day.
He recently graduated from The State College of New York in Oswego with a degree in Health & Wellness management. He’s currently matriculating through a second degree in dietetics/nutrition to acquire an RD, where his main goal is to have his own nutrition consultation/Personal training company.
2013 – 1st place Lightweight and 1st place Overall at the INBF Natural USA’s (Earned Pro Card)
2011:OCB NYS Championships 3rd place open (lightweight)
2011:INBF Natural USA’s 3rd place open (lightweight)
2010:Can/am 4th place novice (lightweight)