I’m on a roll, 2 threads in 3 days. I’m seeking a bit of a change in my programming so I’m starting to look for more ideas.
So, while I’ve been incorporating light conditioning in my workouts for a while, I’d be lying if I said it wasnt half-assed. And I definitely feel like it takes me away from the lifting. Think, 3 sets of 8 burpees and some battle rope every lifting day, mixed in with some super/giant sets to keep the momentum going. Or something with similar exhaustion.
So I’m going to switch it up and use Wednesday and Saturday (previously rest days) as a light, then heavy conditioning day. But I’m unsure of… I guess how hard to go, really.
Example of what I did today:
Burpees: 3, 5, 7
s/s Pullups: 5, 7, 9
s/s Battlerope: 20s, 30s, 40s
Light BB Complex @ 75lbs with 45s rest
Reps: 6, 5 , 4 , 3 , 2, 1
I’d like to lean up juuust a bit, but not enough to sacrifice my lifts, more importantly I just want to keep my cardiovascular health above the baseline.
I know “exhaustion” is about as subjective as it gets, but for conditioning, should I be drilling myself into the ground, or should I take it a bit easy and use it to supplement my main focus, which is just moving heavy shit?
I just dont really have a baseline to compare this to, since I’ve never dedicated whole days to it.