I have recently begun the Navy SEALs Warning order, in early preparation for future training for the SEALs. I figure it is a good place to start, and afterwards I can get more complex with my training.
The Warning Order revolves solely around endurance. It calls for long, frequent runs, long frequent swims, and ever increasing amounts of pushups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and dips. The Order includes no weight training.
Here is my question. I currently weigh only 135 pounds. Having just re-read your article from 2003, “Endurance and Hypertrophy Paradox”, I fear that this extreme level of endurance training will leave me even smaller than I am now. I probably already know the answer to this, but is there any way I can integrate a weight lifting element into the Warning Order to at least maintain my body weight, while not diminishing my endurance gains? As you probably know, the level of endurance required by a SEAL is ENORMOUS, so it is a different situation than that of most trainees only looking for slight conditioning.
Thanks in advance for any help.