Few things suck as much as getting crushed in Mount. Someone who knows what they are doing can make life really miserable and shut down almost all of your escape attempts.
A few weeks ago I posted an article going over a simple way to peak for an event and one of the exercises I listed was the Banded Swing.
So you can do a push up, but can you do a handstand push up? You can do a squat, but can you do a pistol squat? Bodyweight training is one of the most productive uses of your training time, but most of us have only scratched the surface of what we can really do with just our body as a barbell.
Is there a point at which strength is optimized, and endurance/ cardio training becomes the priority. While there are a lot of factors at play and the specifics can change based on the athlete and their situation, there is a level of strength where the effort to increase it further starts to outweigh the benefits you’ll get.
While I ran track in high school and college and have competed in a handful of mountain bike races, when I signed up for my first BJJ tournament I knew it was going to challenge me physically like nothing else.