[quote author="IndyTrack" date="1189431460"]
With fall conditioning scheduled to start soon, I wanted to know the difference between general strength vs. general endurance circuit(s) as well as samples of each. I know there are circuits where exercises are performed for a certain number of reps, other exercises performed for a certain number of seconds…is that the difference?
Hmmm…you may just be slicing it a bit thin…but it's always good to try to be precise!
I think that it may just be a matter of verbiage…someone correct me if I'm way off on this…
Regardless of # of reps vs. timed reps, in any exercise bout there is a work interval and a rest interval. Even if the reps are counted, there is still a time component, i.e. how long did it take to complete those reps. The relationship of work:rest variables indicate the nature of the exercise bout/training element.
The overall nature of general strength is that of low-intensity work to promote recovery and healing from high-intensity training components, and when performed with small work:rest ratios, to improve overall work capacity and body composition.
Any other thoughts?
General Endurance is the ability to sustain work over time, General Strength is part of the group targeted to sustaining work of higher efforts in my opinion. Various coaches will believe different things as I feel general strength is a bit higher in effort than tempo per say doing glute hams is too high before a speed session the next day. My beef with general strength is not with GS but with coaches doing megavolumes as recovery when they think anything without a bar doesn't need time. When we have 200 bw squats and lunges for a freshman sprinter in college with little lifting experience that (GS) becomes the strength training not the recovery!