I could out do anyone in a weights room for the simply reason I was cardiovascular fit to the point of being able to buffer and shift masses of lactic acid.
I'd chuck the weight around for a bit. Recover and go again. One hour plus continuous.
Usual weight guys would come in. Do a few weights and then spend the rest of the time sitting there half asleep swamped with lactic.
It's obvious. If you want to do loads of weights you need to be fit.
Doesn't mean running though. Cycling will do.
I dont think you understand.
In terms of power and strength training, running does absolutely nothing. You use a completely different energy system in running compared to the anaerobic pathway in strength training. Progressing in weightlifting is most certainly not about training longer than other people in the gym. Being able to break down lactate faster does not make you stronger.
There is not a single world champion powerlifter, or olympic weightlifter that does running, for the simple fact that it does not carry over to weightlifting.
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As a cyclist I used to love being able to out leg press anyone in the room, and as you say RicF keep going far longer than anyone.
One time after super setting (10 x 10 reps) the full stack plus a bit extra; a meat head who had been staring at me whilst I was leg pressing decided to put me in my place. So he did the full stack and a bit more extra than I did... oh boy, he struggled to 7 reps.
I should have told him he needed a new drug dealer
How much weight did you leg press?