Get out of your comfort zone

A couple of clients really surprised me today.

Client 1 who has been training for around 5 months –  strength gone through the roof because he’s been doing loads of extra chest work.

Conversely…

Client 2 who has been training for a couple of weeks – general fitness making massive leaps because he’s done just a few workouts that he wouldn’t have done two months ago.

Take home point…

The body responds to stimulus. The stimulus needed on week 1 is less than what’s needed on week 12, week 52 or week 520. If you’re still lifting the same amount of weight, running the same distance, in the same time, doing the same exercises, then you probably need to get out of your comfort zone. Even if it’s just an extra rep, an extra km, an extra kg, a few seconds less rest, a different exercise order or a different exercise altogether. Once your body adapts, if you get comfy where you’re at – that’s where you’ll stay.

Just remember this cycle and you won’t go far wrong…

Stimulus – Adaptation – Progression