Perhaps. But if you divide your objectives, it might be reasonable to convince your human brain to rest for a few minutes to get strength during ST sessions and to get your heart rate up during conditioning sessions. I think it takes practice. For the longest time I wore a heart rate monitor during ST sessions. Then I realized it was pointless.
Something I've been researching recently is barbell complexes. One thing to understand is that I've seen barbell complexes or "metabolic training" referred to as cardio with strength training, but I think that's a misrepresentation. I think one should separate the two. If you want to increase aerobic capacity one should do that, if you want to increase strength, one should do that. To do both is doing both half assedly. I think you could even do both on the same day, but to do both in the same session is a mistake.
Personally, it was hard for me to stand around and be bored for 2-3 minutes during sets, but you get used to it. I'm still trying to mentally deal with doing singles or even triples where you do 1RM or 3RM for up to 10 sets. Anecdotally, combining singles and trips with 8-10 rep type sets helps increase strength but the rest is critical.
Again, anecdotally, I progressed the least with circuit type training being done exclusively. Doing high rep, short rest type stuff exclusively and considering it your "strength training" is a mistake long term. Naturally, new lifters will progress with any program.
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