Milo of Croton, the ancient Greek athlete, strong man, and wrestler, may be credited as the first athlete to use the principle of progressive overload. Legend has it that Milo trained for the Olympics by carrying a newborn calf on his back every day for years prior to the Olympic start date, and by the time the Olympics arrived, the calf had grown to a full-size cow, and Milo was still carrying it on his back! In essence, Milo adapted to the growing weight of the animal by growing stronger himself. That's progressive overload. To follow this model for developing strength and tone, you lift weights that are heavy enough to create muscular fatigue at the 10th to 12th repetition and then when that gets easy, you increase the weight and lift that new weight until you can do it again for 10-12 reps. You can increase the weight every time you get to 10 or 12 reps. Typically every time you add new weight, you lift fewer reps because it's heavier, but then as your muscles grow stronger, you perform more reps.
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You should read the pamphlet, included with the steroid, and follow the instructions provided therein strictly. Never attempt to take more than the recommended dosage in an attempt to lose fat rapidly. Do not expect wonders overnight as these steroids take a couple of months to provide optimum results. However, you will experience an increase in your energy levels after a week or so of taking the drugs. This is a sure shot indication that the steroids are burning the excessive fat in your body and converting it to energy. Your friends will be surprised after they notice the changeover in your physique, and see you wear your favorite, figure hugging dresses once again.