I feel like an asshole…I honestly considered them a bit of a fad, due to 1. Seeing people doing them semi-slowly and for long periods of time and 2. Emulating that myself, to an extent, on the couple times I messed with them in the 10 or so years I’ve been lifting. Doing conditioning today, and having read a bit more about them recently, I picked them up and did 6 30 second sets, really sitting in a deep stance and going ALL OUT, throwing them as hard as I can, only stopping to do crunches, and good fucking lord I felt like I was going to die. I can do burpees and push-ups and pull-ups all day but I swear to god 30 seconds of that shit was all I could handle, by the sixth set my arms were noodles. Maybe I was the only person who didn’t know this?
Definitely could see myself getting some and super setting them with uphill sprints.