I am aware of that, thank you... but there are far more effective exercises for cardio (ie: endurance) than squats. Squats are generally more effective for strength training as opposed to endurance training (ie; running, jumping, cycling, etc). Like I said, if it's about the challenge and you already have a strength training program... go for it.
However, I don't see how a strength training program involving weighted squats doesn't increase endurance as well. I'm pretty certain that considering I do 150 lbs weighted squats that I could handle 200 bodyweight squats. Building strength and endurance are not mutually exclusive... it's not as though there is a cut off that determines whether or not you're exclusively increasing strength or endurance.
I would also think that building endurance is functional for things like hobbies/sports. I am not quite sure I understand the purpose behind being able to perform hundreds of squats at a time.
Sorry to come off so skeptical, I realize you're just doing this for fun and that's fine. I'm just looking at it for functionality and efficiency.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/16/2013 (22:48)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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