Hello again - I’d like to post a vague question here if I may, understanding that the context and details will vary by individual so much as to make it a challenging answer…
With that said, I am curious as to some of your views on the sufficiency of the strength plans for overall full body strength maintenance (not supplemented with other weight training, calisthenics, etc.), as well as the general view of the whole package (cycle/strength/yoga).
For reference, I’m a 51yo overweight (235 lb) 5’ 10" male trying to manage a good overall routine. I’ve recently started the 10 week fitness kickstarter plan and have suffered/enjoyed all of the activities so far.
Cycling is my main “thing,” not for racing but for general touring and fitness, with an eye toward randonneur/audax/long gravel riding.
At this point in my state of fitness any structured activity provides significant benefit, but I’m always trying to learn more as I go.
I really like what Sufferfest is doing, and after RGT, Zwift, TrainerRoad and a cycling coach/TrainingPeaks plan in the last couple of years…I think I’ve found a home in Sufferlandria.
I apologize for the long-windedness of the post…so…
In terms of overall health with an emphasis on cycling, do you think the SUF cycling/strength/yoga plans are “enough?” (I could have just written that first instead of asking you to read all of this. )
Thank you if you made it this far. I’ve read every forum thread and From the Coaches that included the word ‘strength’ before posting this, so I guess I am just hoping for some personal anecdotes.