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Hi 30baders,

I am not new to strenght training but, still at the beginning. I want to be functional fit, athletic and perform well in every kind of sport e.g. Frisbee, running, rock climbing. I also try to do Parkour (which combines very different moves like running, jumping, climbing and vaulting) every day for at least 30 min. I have read so many things about conditioning and now I am very confused about it. Most of the books I read recommended bodyweight exercises and different training cycles. I understand that bodyweight exercises are the way to go for functional fitness, but what I miss is a training regimen what combines well with my parkour training. If I do a hard workout one day I am not able to pull myself up a wall more than a few times the next day.  I want to conditioning my whole body and to improve my technique every day. I don't want to split my strenght training in upperbody, lowerbody and off days. What advice can you give me to get stronger without exhausting myself during strength training?

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Wow, you ask a lot of questions!  I am starting a parkour class in a few weeks as well.  I'm not an expert, but I do have some thoughts.  I am 46, and definitely experience the "weaker the next day" or even 48 hours.  I think this is to do be expected after a heavy, strength-building workout.  It is something you have to work around.  Personally, I think you still need to do heavy workouts sometimes, and just expect to be affected the next few days.  This even affects endurance work---you want to have "fresh legs" if you are trying to set a PR in running, for example, so you don't run (or barely run) the few days before a race.

I believe in the "different training cycle" approach, but that is pretty advanced if you are working out less than 30 minutes a day now.  Also, although I am a fan of bodyweight training and particularly the functional lifts (I do the Olympic lifts), I don't think there is any reason to exclude weight training.  Weights and bodyweight training go together well.

For me, I just don't repeat the kind of activity I do two close together.  I rarely do an "upper body only" or "lower body only" or worse "back day" vs. "chest day".  Of course, I'm not really superfit---maybe a serious traceur will be able to answer.

hey Robert,

thanks for your answer. You said that weights and bodyweight training go well together. I thinks so too. I also believe in the different training cycle approach, but I guess there must be a way to train all muscles one day, do parkour and then do the same thing the next day. Now I have read the book Convict Conditioning and I will give a program called "Veterano" a I try. In this book the author describes 6 basic exercises and on that program you do only one exercise per day with one day rest per week. I will give it a try, but at first I thought only one time per week each exercise - how can that build strenght? I will see.

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