Hey everyone. I was wondering what some good ways to build strength endurance are?
I am not interested in getting very big at all, nor am I really into being cut like those dudes in 300 were, or Bruce Lee, and frankly I’m tired o hearing about those blokes.
How I look is of no big concern to me, because if I ever had the motivation, I could just do some Tabata sprints and HIIT and lose that extra stubborn 8lbs of fat on my gut.
No, what I’m interested in is increasing my maximum strength and increasing my strength endurance.
For instance, I can do 3x20 pushups and 3x30 body squats. I’d like to do 1 set of 100 pushups and 1 set of 200 squats. After that, I’d like to be able to increase the weight and build up to the same numbers, and do this over a long period of time until I can bench/squat with a lot of weight for a long period of time.
Don’t get me wrong, however, I will be doing a lot more than just bench press and squats! These are just my examples. I would like to be able to use every muscle in my body in the same way; lots of strength endurance.
I’d rather not get too big doing this, but if I gain some mass, it wouldn’t bother me too much.
So, strength endurance (IE, I can do 100 pushups a day) vs maximum strength (I can bench twice my bodweight once).
Is it advised to take the maximum amount of weight you can lift, and try lifting it more and more reps until you can do a lot of reps with it?
Or is “strength endurance” better left to bodyweight exercises?