That in itself is not unusual since I squat everyday.
But then a guy said to me, "this guy asked The Trainer why he was supposed to do this, and The Trainer said, 'that sounds like something James would say.'"
And yes, I would say that, so I decided the guy was probably okay.
And I think The Trainer's reply, apart from evading the question, was an implicit critique of me and what I do. Now some people would agree with The Trainer. They might well say that they work out for fun, and they don't need a reason to perform a certain movement or work out.
Fun is a great goal.
I'd suggest sex.
Hopefully it costs less than a gym membership, to the best of my memory it is fun, and I'd guess it is as effective as Zumba.
So maybe they're not actually training for fun. Rather I'd suggest that they have no well defined goals, and they have limited time to train what with families, careers, and all.
I get it.
And this is precisely where you need a rationale for everything you do in the gym. You have limited units of training time, and using them efficiently should be prioritized.
Actually I am the one who while insisting on a rationale for everything doesn't always need one. I put in enough hours a day, for enough weeks, filling enough months to be divisible by 12 thereby yielding years, that I can afford some degree of inefficiency.
Look, my rationale for squatting everyday is basically that my arms don't work right now. I get to retain most of my strength, increase my mobility, have energy left over to do more intense conditioning and still do BJJ.
Now let's suppose that my rationale is faulty or worse yet I don't have one. In that case, because of my experience and training time available, I'd get to retain most of my strength, increase my mobility, have energy left over to do more intense conditioning and still do BJJ.
Someone training two or three times a week would be fucked without a sound rationale for using those hours.
Okay, maybe that's fun.
I'll be uploading video from the Colorado Super Cup as I have time available. I'm back to training again despite no arms, and I hope to compete again in May.
Ashley's Second of Three Arm Bars
Michael J Machine Gun wins by DQ after a Slam