Progressive overload is a lot more simple in the gym – you add more weight than last time.
When it comes to bodyweight, it’s a lot trickier.
You can only add so much volume. At some point, you have to learn new movements & progressions to add more resistance.
Which also doubles as skill training.
Learning how to use your shoulders, legs, and the rest of your body in ways you never did before.
But this takes a LOT of time and effort – especially for those who are also doing cardio and combat sport training.
It’s much easier to add weight to a bar, than to learn a new movement.
And knowing exactly which movements & exercises to use, and which aren’t worth it – that’s a whole different story.
It requires precise knowledge of sport-specific movement patterns, motor skills, and relative forces and velocities…
Which isn’t easy to figure out, even after years of studying sports science, biomechanics, and the sport itself.