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1/20/2015 12:14:43 PM - Cordell
Hi Chase...I had written previously regarding wt vest/headache issues (thanks!)...at any rate, as I've gotten out of rehab/back to training, I've set goals of bench 400, pull 700 @ 220. I use 5/3/1 (2 or 3 days a week depending on life)...at any rate, what sorts of conditioning to you feel are most appropriate in goals of max strength? I'm used to strongman type conditioning; I usually stay pretty active hunting my dogs, working on houses and such aside from work. Thank-you for your time.

Cordell Martin

Hey Cordell -

No problem. Hopefully some of that info. helped.

Those sound like some solid goals. Good luck on your pursuit to them. As for conditioning - if max strength is your goal then honestly not a lot of conditioning is needed. A couple days of low intensity cardio would be beneficial, but not necessary. In reality you don't need a ton of conditioning to lift maximal weights. The low intensity cardio would allow you to recover faster between sets during your training. It would also aid in recovery and decreased muscle soreness. If that's your only two goals though - then conditioning won't play much of a part in reaching them.

Now if you have body composition goals, performance goals, etc. conditioning would be more important.

You don't have to be very conditioned to bench press or deadlift 1 rep.

So maybe you do have some other goals that conditioning would help, but for those it's not going to make a huge difference and it could be detrimental if too much emphasis was on conditioning.

Hope that helps!




Thanks,
Chase Karnes


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