Programming Strongman-type exercises for conditioning
So I've gotten to really like the idea of doing Strongman type of workouts for my conditioning since I'm no longer going to have access to a gym. I'm thinking things like Car/Truck Pushes, Farmer's Walks with heavy household items (buckets full of water, and maybe eventually buckshot?), Fireman's Carry with a heavy bag or the few friends I have that are actually in a normal BMI range. I also will do hill sprints when I can, but I live in Central Florida, and hills are scarce.
My question comes to how I could program these. I'm going to be lifting 3x a week still, trying to do linear progression, however I get no better high than from high intensity cardiovascular exercise; and I'm a fat fuck that needs to lose weight. Would it be feasible to do conditioning 5 days a week? Even weighted conditioning such as Farmer's Walk and Fireman's Carry? Or will I end up overtraining eventually?
I think with the right attitude you can condition 5 days a week and still make strength gains. You will probably have to shift out of a linear progression a little sooner than you would otherwise, but there's no law saying you can't be strong and in shape, your body will have to suck it up and adapt. I say go for it.
Originally Posted by Jim Wendler
Make sure the focus on the conditioning days is the conditioning though. Keep the intensity low from a strength standpoint or your lifting is obviously going to suffer even more.