You have a valid opinion, I like that video. However, there are reasons why
people might only do one type of workout. I have lifted weights for a
couple years and simply got bored. Plus doing a bar workout in front of my
house is much faster than all the time involved around the gym. If I go for
a workout in the park, I need like 40 to 50 minutes. With the gym it easily
reaches 2 hours. And time is very valuable. I wouldn’t call myself a busy
person but you still do notice a difference. People often forget that all
those jacked dudes are doing this for a living. ?
After 20 years heavy weights, my body tells me I need to change. I got back into my MMA, maintaining half the weights sessions and stopped deadlifting and squatting which my lower back could no longer tolerate. I do still lift heavy and have since incorporated Calisthenics which, in my eyes, is the older mans friend!!! I have lost muscle weight but that is expected when halving your weights. I eat 5-6 meals still, down from 6-7. I feel faster and better but don’t like the muscle loss; its not a significant amount but enough to make me tut in the mirror lol. My issue is the little bit of fat gain round the mid section, never really had to deal with it before now. I train with the same intensity, albeit slightly different training now but age does mess with the fat gain! Its just finding the method to deal with it in diet and training, fit all my training needs in and not be bolloxed everyday……..tricky. Calisthenics and HIIT may be the solution……
Often times it is not how strong you are when you are fresh but how strong you remain once you become winded and have expended a lot of energy that determines the outcome. In a martial arts or fighting context, “enduring strength” is a very important skill. Maximal strength is very important as well, but the well rounded fighter must be prepared to deliver multiple strikes in combinations. This requires tremendous strength/endurance. Kettlebell high repetition snatches, for example, develops a strong work capacity and anaerobic threshold.