Exercise Progression

Exercise Progression - Modification of an exercise with the intent of promoting adaptation by increasing demand. This can be accomplished by increasing reps, load, tempo, range of motion, complexity, and/or challenge to an individual's stability.
  • Because load, reps, tempo and complexity are often explicitly noted, the term "exercise progression" is most often used throughout Brookbush Institute (BI) content to refer to an exercise, or series of exercises that make it harder to maintain stability with good form.

Related Terms

  • Muscle Adaptation
  • Strength Training
  • Fitness Progression
  • Exercise Variation


  • Progressive Overload
  • Exercise Modification
  • Advanced Exercises
  • Challenging Exercises
  • progression
  • progressions
  • exercise progressions
  • Exercise Progression