6 Things You Should Know if You Workout

If you’d like a little guidance on how to workout and optimize your gains, this is the post to read.

Egis R.
6 min readJan 1, 2024
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If you are a seasoned gym rat (you can be considered as one when you start shouting inappropriate slurs for all the other gym rats to hear), you can probably skip this post and go read something by Charles Bukowski. I think his approach to life is pretty dope.

But if you would like a little guidance on how to workout and optimize your gains, stay with me. I promise it is going to be helpful. Granted, not as helpful as Charles Bukowski’s advice to often carry things to read so that you will not have to look at the people.

Anyway, here are six things you should know if you workout.

1. You need to know these 3 fitness terms

Progressive overload, hypertrophy, RIR/RPE.

Arguably the most important part of your training is progressive overload which means workouts that increase in difficulty over time.

If your workouts don’t have this, there are only two ways it can go and both have “holy shit, what am I doing wrong here?” in them. READ: You are not going to build muscle and get stronger. So:

  • Lift heavier weight…



Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss. www.absscience.com