Kenny Croxdale wrote:
Your phrasing and outlook on training appears to be in the "personal looks" area of a metrosexual.
The problems with that the "appearance" aspect of training is overridden to the detriment training.
I'm really not that interested in the looks area, i just lack an understanding. If i was focused on looks, i would lift for hypertrophy and strength, thats my outlook on it. Which by the sounds of your whole post, is wrong. I started out doing hypertrophy a long time ago. Joined the army, discovered it was mostly useless strength, then have been doing circuit training ever since. I am really interested in performance aspect that will not screw my joints in the long run, i have had enough injuries already.
"Body Weight Movements" and "Weight Movement" are virtually the same.
I had a understanding that bench press and pushup were different, seeing as there is limited scapula movement during benchpress compared to pushup, as well as the core stength involved.
Squats, Shoulder Press, etc are "Horizontal Push's" only weighted.
confused me there, i thought they were verticle, i only train shoulder press at the moment to be able to do handstand pushups.
15-20 repetition fall into the category of Strength Endurance. While they have a purpose, it doesn't serve much of a purpose.
So i am better off progressing to strength training if my goal is not to run a 5k+ or maximum endurance type event?
Functional misused/overused foofoo term.
I kind of limited my view on functional training. My view is to go from stable exercises (bench press/machines) to unstable (standing cable press), isolated exercises all the way up to multi-compound exercises, involving all primal movement patterns and all planes of movement.
I'm starting to realise that just like most people, i'm just another person with an opinion on functional training.
The foundation of power and speed is Limit Strength.
Initially, increasing Limit Strength will increased how fast you run.
So any time someone is looking to increase running speed, they also do strength work? you talk about strength x speed = power, but do you train just for power? is that where plyometrics and powerlifting come in?
Strength Training is also beneficial for endurance athletes.
I have read strength training is good for endurance athletes by strengthening joints and preventing injuries, as well as for runners, because it stiffens their gait allowing for better running economy. I may have been fed false information, do you mind elaborating on how it helps endurance athletes?
Using loads of 85% or greater is NOT bad for the joints/tendons/ligaments, providing you...
1) Start out low and allow your body to adapt.
2) Don't push it too hard, too long.
My original question was in reply to a beginners workout that was linked, it advised sets of 3x5, implying strength training to start with. Which doesnt sound below 85% of 1rm.
Linear Periodization Training
This the Linear Model for Periodization. As a beginner, anything works.
It is a place to start.
I have been training endurance reps for years, whether it be with the army or during circuits i programmed. I only recently decided to seperate strength training from conditioning, as i feel i could get more out of focusing on them seperately, and focus on technique during the strength side rather then just smashing my body in circuits. From what you have told me, i understand endurance training is bad for people who need power/speed/strength, but strength/power/speed can be useful for endurance athletes?