I want to get your opinions on a theory I'm putting to the test right now. Basically, I've read on here that exercise=doing the same thing every time, but not improving. For instance, doing the same 225 bench press for 3x12 reps for years on end and calling that good. Working out, on the other hand, is making improvements on a regular basis, so over the course of a year, upping your deadlift by 50lbs.
This website seems to encourage the second kind of activity and do nothing with the first. After working out for several years consistently and then, recently, not as consistently, I'm wondering if it would be smart to take advantage of the first type of activity.
What do I mean by that? Basically, have a set of exercises that you do every day, like brushing your teeth. You'd do them everyday, 365 days a year. The intensity and amount would not change. Basically, you'd be upping your maintenance fitness. Your body would adjust to this and would not longer require extra nutrients and recovery to manage it on a daily basis. Once a new base-level is established, you could go back to working out 3-4x a week as intensely as you had before, while still doing your daily exercises, and all that your body would be recovering from would be the 3-4x/week workouts.
My goal is to work up to 100 body weight squats, lunges (per leg), pushups, and pullups; all at once, once per day, like brushing my teeth. While I'm working up to this, I'm going to drastically cut back my gym work. However, once I'm able to do it, I'll give it a month of doing the same thing every day, and then start working out like normal in the gym, in addition to my new base-level.
What do you think? Can my body adjust to this new level over time and then keep it without needing additional recovery while I do my normal workouts?