Individualised Programming & Universal Scalability

Have you ever wondered what sort of people train with us here at Adaptive Strength?

Below are just some of the sort of clients that train with us, that you would not expect.

We have a man in his 40s recovery from a hernia operation

We have a woman in her 40s suffering from osteoarthritis

We have a man in his late 30s with lower back pain and recovering from ripping his pec muscles

We have a woman in her 40s suffering from kidney disease

We have a man in his 50s with diabetes

We have a woman in her 50s with bad knees recovering from a knee operation

We have a man in his 60s recovery from a stent in his heart

We have a woman in her 60s with bad shoulders

Plus, a whole range of other clients in the broad spectrum of being really fit and healthy to those who are just starting their fitness journey, in pain, cannot move well, and recovering from injuries.

Why do they train with us?

It is because of our Individualised Programming & our Movement, Strength & Recovery Method which is Universally Scalability.

Individualised Programming, I think is pretty self-explanatory. It means, it does not matter where you are at now in your health and fitness journey, at Adaptive Strength we will custom create a training program specific to your individual needs and goals.

The next part though – Universal Scalability – is a little trickier and this is what I believe really sets Adaptive Strength apart and why all our members achieve such amazing results.

Adaptive Strength is based extensively, if not exclusively, on functional movements.

For many it may be daunting to learning exercises like the snatch, swing or Turkish get up, especially if you have never heard of them before. But what makes the training at Adaptive Strength special, is all these are based on functional movements which are natural to you and your everyday life.

A function movement can be broken down into one for the following seven movement patterns – squat, hip hinge, lunge and/or gait, rotation, push, pull and carry. These movements largely mimic and reproduce natural efforts like standing, throwing, lifting, pulling, climbing, running, and punching. Things we do every day.

It is by being successful at performing these fundamental functional movements that you become strong and resilient!

There is no circumstance of disability, gender, age, stature, weight, or fitness level that reduces the need,
safety, or effectiveness of functional movement.

This is not the same as saying that everyone should do weighted squats for example.

But the squat movement pattern should be practiced.  If our client’s hip, knees and legs are too weak to squat, we can universally scale the movement to hanging from a racked bar using the arms for assistance. This largely preserves the correct training stimulus we want, while still being able to train the squat movement pattern in a safe and effective way.

This is Universal Scalability in a nutshell.

Due to strength or injury, often a particular exercise is not immediately possible. In nearly every case what we do is find a method to reduce the load to insignificant levels while preserving precisely the line of action or substitute movements of similar lines of action that will prepare for the missing capacity.

In other words, your exercise can be progressed or regressed based on your individual needs, but you are still training the same functional movement patterns – only at your level.

Just on a side note. I want to throw this out there… Yes, even though we train with kettlebells and barbells your grandma could and should be working out with us. She will be the fittest and strongest grandma in her knitting club 😊

If you want to learn more about our Movement, Strength & Recovery model and how this is applied using our Individualised Programming that is Universally Scalable, arrange a free consult and we will be happy to go through this with you.

Life is better when you a pain free and strong!

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I have developed an approach to exercise motivation that has enabled many average individuals to achieve amazing weight loss, health and fitness results.


I have developed an approach to exercise motivation that has enabled many average individuals to achieve amazing weight loss, health and fitness results.