Originally Posted by Steven Low
If you're looking for some specific strength it's a good idea. Kinda along the lines of grease the groove to an extent. Same as the demands of most strength programs.
I don't really see any "detriment" in terms of losing conditioning at all though. As long as you're using compound exercises that hit all of the body's muscles.
I'm pretty sure if you used like triceps kickbacks and biceps curls and situps it wouldn't work too well.
Ha, no triceps kickbacks... Mostly pullups, pushups, ring dips, a bunch of kettlebell stuff, squats, deadlifts, plus some running and cycling. Oh...and some C2 rower thrown in...that thing is a killer. I am looking for a bit of a strength bias as I am coming from a triathlon background and have been doing nothing but endurance for years.