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

Danny Sroda
Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development

Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes.

When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen.

“I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.

Published by Danny Sroda

Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes. When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen. “I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.