That explains the comments about benching in the other thread. I agree with the necessary evil part entirely. It is prep to be able to perform and train technique. Some people might come into the game so out of shape that getting stronger and better cardio NEEDS to be the priority just to make it through a technique session. More always helps, never thought "shit, I would be in much less trouble if I was more tired and weaker", but its easy to hit diminishing returns when the numbers on the barbell are not the whole game.
Thanks for the reply.
Off to the gym. Squatting may not make me a better martial artist, but if I can be shitty at combat and strength sports at least I am well rounded.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.