Posted by: Hepcat
That setup is perfect. All I want is a squat rack.
One exercise, and I'm outta there hahaha. Really though
I was talking to my most well versed ridiculously fit friend the other day about what fitness means, and realized the answer is variable. For him all he wants is explosive power, and for his needs as a jiu jitsu instructor it made total sense. For me all I give a shit about at all is endurance.
Think it's been that way since before MTB even. Way back in our early twenties, my childhood buddy became a champion boxer and needed someone reliable to beat up (literally, I didn't stand a chance of getting a shot in) in the ring so I went along with him for a few years. I have burned into my memory the helplessness of being so exhausted you can't even raise your hands to protect your face.
I made a decision then that for me endurance>all. That fear of running out of rope has stayed with me ever since.
If you can get a copy of Natural Born Heroes interesting read on exercise. Reality is before the 1970's fitness facilities where more like boxing gyms and such. It was during the 1970's thanks to the likes of Joe Weider, Arthur Jones, and such that gyms became what they area now. Organized rows of equipment and way too many treadmills and such. You know the whole gotta have huge biceps and such with the posing in front of mirrors thing. Some would say the Crossfit Box kinda became the new version of what existed prior to the Planet Fitness and their ilk nowdays.
Mind you...big reason I train at home now aside from restrictions is safety. Reality is since was hit by that driver and left to die have PTSI, Anxiety, and Depression as well as even three years on wariness around people. So knowing that people in a gym can be idiots and be inattentive. Train at home to reduce the wariness and distraction of being paranoid that someone is going to be to inattentive. That for me increases the chances of injury. Because reality is gym was at prior to getting hit had members who power lifted, MMA, Veterans, and such so knowing it was full of others mentally fucked up from bad things happening made going back to it easier. Sadly gym closed November 2019.