If you want to progress you need to drive adaptation - driving adaptation means to move and train in a way that forces change in the body.
“Forces change” are the keywords… We all instinctively know that giving a half ****d effort - whether on a run, squatting, swimming or otherwise - may be training too far below the requirement for change...
You need to force change.
There’s a reason why slowly pedaling on an exercise bike while watching “Loose Women” doesn’t elicit strong, fast, and flexible changes. A low grade stress will produce a mild alarm response, and a mild alarm response will produce minimal positive adaptation because the training stimulus isn’t / wasn’t stressful enough... Simply put, if you don’t try very hard, you won’t get the results you’re after…
When it comes to training you need to force the issue to get your system to change. To create new boundaries in your performance, you need to push them - you must spend time at the edges of your potential... You can’t just show up and go through the motions, you have to leave your comfort zone if you want to see change.
“The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul and walks grinning at the funeral…”
Staying comfortable leads to unfulfillment and stagnation, and the time it takes to get there is a mockery.
If you want progress, you need to earn it - to earn it you need to force yourself out of your comfort zone.