Who else counts yard work and the like as conditioning? Of course I should mention I have a lawn tractor. I know Trav does some hard work. Do you take that into consideration with your plan?
Or house cleaning .
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haha yeah I do quite a bit of work in the woods felling trees and no I don't count it as conditioning. It's not the same pace and doesn't really achieve the same purpose. Your hear rate doesn't stay elevated high enough for long enough time.
I've had buddies who could out work me all day long in the woods but come to a sled drag situation I can do it much longer and with much more weight than they can. Same with the prowler.
If a persons purpose is weight loss or increased conditioning you need to approach it as such. Just include the yard work as extra workouts haha
Anything not requiring sitting or lying down is conditioning for me.
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What happens is sometimes guys go too far with the conditioning to where its taking place of strength training or it's hurting it. High intensity conditioning can be a strain on the central nervous system. Low impact is the best.
The added trouble is also for some of us who struggle to maintain weight - that'd be me lol. Right now I'm having a hard time keeping myself at 270 so I really dial back the conditioning.