Originally Posted by cifex
It's odd that you are so against endurance training. That may be fine if all you're doing is snowboarding but what if you want to enjoy another sport like mountain biking or road cycling or swimming. Part of being healthy is having a strong heart and you can only do so much without training for endurance.
Lets remember the title of the thread here
Your implying that more muscle then fat wouldnt benefit your heart or that endurance wouldnt be a naturl benefit of building strength/adding muscle? Cardio Vascular Training is in all facets of exercise. Try squating 150 pounds 10 times wihtout increasing your heart rate and lmk how it goes. Also the more muscle you add to your body the more overall calories your body needs to consume (part of how muscle leans you out). Jogging is no more then doing a bunch of 1 leg jumps if you think about it. Now let me touch on endurance.
Lets say you have a guy that weighs 200 pounds 17% body fat that can squat 310, 5 times max. Then lets say you have a guy that weighs 180 pounds who squats the same weight if not more but has a body fat of 10%. Who could jog, bike and swim more? Whos legs are going to last longer? That answers it self right? You can train for endurance to have more overall stamina but your not losing fat that way. Its proven that CVT training has no FAT loss benefit regardless of your level after 6 weeks.
Google Cardio Canondrum (sorry if I mispelled that)