I do a lot of plyometrics as well as strength training.
yea, I figured, but also figured that would be the kind of high rep stuff you want to get away from.
so, why's it not possible for you to just get $50 worth of rice or sandbags or something so you can simulate the sort of throw-fuckers-around weight work you're aiming for?
Everything you have said is a great suggestion, I guess Im just looking for that fine line where I can get the closest to optimal results as possible.
The only factor you are missing is my recently developed vanity. So building size is part of my goals. I seem to be doing ok with the rep range Im in right now, it was the hundreds of bodyweight squats I did in my early workouts 10 plus years ago that didn't suit. The pistol squats don't seem to agree with me either which is very frustrating as they seem to work well for others.
With regard to the sand bags I have a few obstacles- Im changing ship every 5-10 days at the moment and I need to bring everything with me and use what I can find on the next ship, most of my luggage contains extra food and protein sources because the meals on board are seldom sufficient. You would be amazed how little there is available that a ships crew are willing to allow you to use. On my last vessel I ended up cutting some baggage straps and stealing some rope to make a TRX.
But also Im determined to stay away from asymmetrical weights wherever possible. While I may throw someone for an hour every few months (and get thrown a hell of a lot more let me assure you), I cant be doing the type of reps required with anything less than equipment I feel totally safe using. My spinal surgeon has implored me to avoid kettle bells and that type of training, essentially indefinitely and I definitely intend to listen but his feeling is that I can build back up to heavy squats and deadlifts.
Not that I ever lifted anything impressive to begin with.
I must say though I get immense satisfaction in overcoming the limitations I have in space, kit or ability to get the most I can out of my training, I see each problem as a fun puzzle to find the best solution for and its one of the things I find compelling about fitness training in general.
This thread is a great for making sure Im not missing stuff.