The difference is that, from a performative standpoint, how the body responds to load is more than just what our muscle fibers do. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (the kind sought out by bodybuilders) is induced by higher repetitions, while myofibrillated hypertrophy happens at (much) lower reps with higher weights. Doing hundreds of 20 lb bicep curls, for instance, will indeed result in a larger bicep, and by extension a stronger one. But on the other hand, if you one day hope to be able to curl 100 lbs, you will never, ever get there by curling 20s until the cows come home.
I remember, plenty of times, plowing up and basically sterilizing hectares and hectares of ‘cattle’ land and turning it into ‘farmland’. At the time, the destruction of native flora and fauna to create this was considered the norm. I remember plowing up baby rabbits from their home, as a child, and crying because I took their home and turned it into a barren wasteland to grow okra, which I hated anyway but the family liked. Years pass and I see all the bull passed on in the media about cow farts messing with global warming and the like and I just wanna laugh and shake my head at the same time. Let me take you to one of those large farms that feed vegetarians…a farm that grows your food and I can probably name the indigenous wildlife that scrapes a meal off that property with one hand. Let me show you a grass-fed pasture for cattle though and I can show you a world so vast and varied that you can’t name even a minute fraction of the thriving wildlife and multitude of eco-systems on that same size of land. Vegetarianism is a faith system. It is based on a belif system that is flawed. Please. Think for yourself people.
D. Parrot, I am on Day 31 today and I am starting to get bored. This is unlike me as I did 11 rounds of X, X+, and X2 and I hardly missed any days (mostly due to traveling, illness, and camping). Monday, I substituted plyo X for plyo XT because I think it’s a better workout. Yesterday, I did Ripped for the first time and wasn’t very impressed. Seems like Force, but with a different tempo and order. I think the boredom reflects the quality of TapouT as a program, and also you seem to agree with me based on the feathers. Today I have Muay Thai. It’s just “meh.” Barely an upgrade from Ken po X. What do you do to cure boredom? Turn off the sound and crank up the tunes? Switch programs mid-flight??