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  1. #1
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    Default Conditioning for 'big' guys

    https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/th...t-for-big-guys

    I moved away from weights-centric training a few years ago. I was getting ready for BUD/S while previously thingking myself an oly lifter.

    I remember one particulr log pt with sandbags that absolutely crushed me. I was strong and powerful, but that was it.

    We all understand the importance of strength and, for most, it is the most enjoyable aspect of physical training.

    But dont forget conditioning, or what I think is more accurately described as 'work capacity'. If you cant move, your strength is void.

    My .02

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    I take offense at him lableing me a big guy.


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    I agree. Especially with the “work capacity” label.
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    It is pretty sad (funny?) to see the big guys gassing out in a fight.

    Strength, conditioning, technique all needed.
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    I also agree with this. Matter of fact I have changed up my workouts to more of this type. I was 235~240 at my biggest, there’s a pic of me somewhere on here at this weight. I was big and strong but not as fast and would gas quickly. Now with 2 bulging disks in my neck and lower back, I’ve moved away from the super heavy weight and do more of an athletic type workout, focusing more on work capacity. Yeah I’ve lost strength and size but I’m down to 220 pounds still pretty strong but much quicker. My joints also don’t hurt as much moving away from the super heavy weight. I still lift, but I think I’m getting to the stage in life where I need to focus more on maintaining as opposed to gaining. You can only bench 405 for so long. It wasn’t getting any lighter! Lol

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    I must be an abnormality again lol. Woohoo! It wasn't until the very end of Pistol Ground Fighting on day two that I started feeling gassed. Maybe Brent will post more videos lol.
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    Living higher altitude is definitely good for conditioning.

    Its noticeable coming back to sea level from Colorado mountains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WOLF220 View Post
    I also agree with this. Matter of fact I have changed up my workouts to more of this type. I was 235~240 at my biggest, there’s a pic of me somewhere on here at this weight. I was big and strong but not as fast and would gas quickly. Now with 2 bulging disks in my neck and lower back, I’ve moved away from the super heavy weight and do more of an athletic type workout, focusing more on work capacity. Yeah I’ve lost strength and size but I’m down to 220 pounds still pretty strong but much quicker. My joints also don’t hurt as much moving away from the super heavy weight. I still lift, but I think I’m getting to the stage in life where I need to focus more on maintaining as opposed to gaining. You can only bench 405 for so long. It wasn’t getting any lighter! Lol
    We are very similar, at least weight/strength that sort of thing, I AM 240 but was 260 at my heaviest, and am looking to move to more conditioning, mainly because of age (60), but I'm not sure which way to go. What did you do? PM me if you'd like so not to derail this thread.

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