Plymouth Argyle defender Peter Hartley says he is enjoying working under new manager Derek Adams.
The 27-year-old has started both of Argyle's games under Adams this season.
"He's working us really hard, we've had a tough pre-season, the toughest I've done in 10 or 12 years," said Hartley.
"We look like a really fit team, but it's enjoyable at the same time, it's not like he's running us into the ground, you're learning something every day from what you're doing."
Hartley is in his second season at Home Park after being signed by John Sheridan last summer.
"There's a really good tempo in training and if that tempo prolongs throughout the season we'll see benefits on a Saturday," Hartley told BBC Radio Devon.
And the new attacking emphasis at Argyle since Adams took over in June is pleasing to the centre-back.
"I get paid to defend and I love defending, there's no better feeling than blocking a shot, but I like that if we are attack-minded and we go and score two or three goals, it takes the pressure off us boys at the back," he said.
"The fans pay their money and they want to see attacking, attractive football, and I think that's what the gaffer's trying to bring to the club."