Sarah K, Nancy, Kerri, and Siri practice synchronized burpees while Ted, Candace and Tami look-on.
Specific adaptation to imposed demands, the SAID principle, is what makes all of us fitter, stronger and faster as we adapt to our training demands. For example, when you deadlift your core muscles and posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, and all of the muscles on your back) muscles get stronger, your bone density increases, and your phosphagen-creatine metabolic pathway is enhanced.
The SAID principle also works when we have poor moment patterns. If you let your knees cave in when you squat, or your stand with poor posture, your body will specifically adapt to the imposed demands of the stimulus. Over time, your inward caving knees will create a meniscus or MCL tear, poor posture will develop a kyphotic hump.
We want to use the SAID principle to our advantage. When we move well, and use proper movement patterns our body specifically adapts. Over time we have less injuries, less "shoulder things" that don't go away, less problems with that tweaky knee.
The SAID principle also applies to our nutrition habits. If you fuel your body with high quality food sources, your body will adapt, and those adaptations will positively affect your metabolism, body composition, performance, energy levels, etc. Your body will also adapt to crappy food sources, but the adaptations won't necessarily be positive. Sure, you can fuel your body with beer, pizza and curry fries from the Bacchus. Have you noticed how your body adapts to those imposed demands? Lower energy level, decreased body composition, GI distress, etc.
Every day we have the opportunity to make the SAID principle work to our advantage. How will you specifically adapt to the imposed demands of your day today?
Wendler Deadlift Week 3
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