I’ve spent a lot of time pondering this question for a while now, but I think someone on here could give me a little help.
What would you define as “performance” training? You know, training for a sport or for military “soldier” type of fitness. What in particular do you think one would do differently if this was their goal (strength, endurance, anything you would need in the heat of battle)
The reason I ask this is because it seems to me people are split into various crowds when it comes to fitness. You have you’re power lifters with the one rep maxing, the bodybuilders who care more about appearance then performance, and then you have people who think they know what to do for “performance” and do hundreds of push-ups, crunches, mile runs, and call it “functional.”
The problem I have with this is that even though the army uses the latter form of training for battle fitness, I just can’t see why doing hundreds of reps for an exercise is really going to be realistic to what they will face.
Would the 8-12/15 reps system with short rest periods (as little as thirty seconds) be enough for real combat performance or should I stick with what the military thinks is best?