There’s a common theme running through the fitness industry – “How can we do the least possible work?”
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – training optimally can reduce injury risk and maintain energy levels. Why do 5 sets when you could do 3 and get the same result?
But that constant notion of “what’s the shortcut… what’s the least I can do… how can I hack this?” is the wrong frame of mind. In the end, you’re going to have to do more work than you have in the past (progressive overload)
You need to do more.
It’s probably going to be a little bit uncomfortable – most things worth doing are.
You’re not going to hack your way to peak performance with little tricks. You have to dig, and strain, and work to make headway. You’re going to have get a little uncomfortable in order to get better.