Jump to content


Photo

Strength vs endurance


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Kyyyyyyy

Kyyyyyyy

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 484 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

I was wondering if you guys think its better 2 have strength or endurance in paintball? I see pro teams and they have a combination of players who are ripped out or players with runner bodys. Id like 2 see your guys opinions :tup:

Courage is not acting without fear but knowing that something else is more important than fear

#2 nighthunter

nighthunter

    Master Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,104 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:chasing the ring-bearer


Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

as far as workouts, it's probably better to gear more towards endurance. It doesn't take much strength to carry a marker and pod pack, but carrying them for hours on end will wear you out if you're not prepared.

nighthuntersig_edited-1.png



Using a gun that's been hardly maintained and tossed from person to person more than a village whore is hardly a fair way to compare the marker.

 


#3 510waffles

510waffles

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,767 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:56 PM

I think complete opposite, though i think you should have both. Strength training gives you the speed that you need to make it to the 50 dorrito before they can get their guns up. Also holding a gun up for a while takes a toll on your shoulders, if you have weak shoulders youre going to have a tendency to put your gun down and that will make your response time just that much slower. Then again, if you dont have endurance and cant move after you sprint to the 50 dorito, youre screwed. Endurance in my opinion is not that important because though youre playing for the whole day,You have 2 minutes to rest for the PSP after every point. You have times to rest in between games. Youre not running a marathon. The pace of paintball is much similar to football for me and football is a lot more strength than endurance.

#4 madsnipes

madsnipes

    CARNAGE 3!!!!!!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,055 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In one of those "High-Tech" caves with Wi-fi

Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

i would say endurance

#5 shootemup199

shootemup199

    YANKEES SUCK

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 493 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:southern california

Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:00 PM

endurance i mean the only purpose for strength is to have enough to be able to keep ur gun steady but in the moment of the game strength doesnt really matter with adrenaline going so endurance definitely more important
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
JERSEY,PANTS,PACK,FST

#6 Kyyyyyyy

Kyyyyyyy

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 484 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

I see everyones points Im kinda leaning towards the idea that you should have a happy medium so u can be more well rounded as a player.

Courage is not acting without fear but knowing that something else is more important than fear

#7 510waffles

510waffles

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,767 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

endurance i mean the only purpose for strength is to have enough to be able to keep ur gun steady but in the moment of the game strength doesnt really matter with adrenaline going so endurance definitely more important


I think you guys are confusing strength with only upper body strength. Lower body strength will help you be more explosive off the break and make you run faster to sprint towards the bunker you want to get into.

#8 supacheese

supacheese

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 323 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

Just take some Viagra, that will help a lot with strength AND endurance. :tup:

#9 nighthunter

nighthunter

    Master Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,104 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:chasing the ring-bearer


Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:47 PM


endurance i mean the only purpose for strength is to have enough to be able to keep ur gun steady but in the moment of the game strength doesnt really matter with adrenaline going so endurance definitely more important


I think you guys are confusing strength with only upper body strength. Lower body strength will help you be more explosive off the break and make you run faster to sprint towards the bunker you want to get into.

With nearly any workout, you'll gain both. You can gear more to get one or the other, but by training for endurance (ie: cardio etc...) you will also gradually get stronger.

Also, some fields like mine let players do games back to back until they're out of paint (which means I can have 5 or 6 games in 20 minutes.) If you are only a sprinter, you'll be exhausted after the second game or so...

nighthuntersig_edited-1.png



Using a gun that's been hardly maintained and tossed from person to person more than a village whore is hardly a fair way to compare the marker.

 


#10 mph295

mph295

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 101 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

Id say do a mix of work outs, you don't wanna be like those guys at the gym with massive arms and tiny legs, nor the opposite. lol

#11 510waffles

510waffles

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,767 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

With nearly any workout, you'll gain both. You can gear more to get one or the other, but by training for endurance (ie: cardio etc...) you will also gradually get stronger.

Also, some fields like mine let players do games back to back until they're out of paint (which means I can have 5 or 6 games in 20 minutes.) If you are only a sprinter, you'll be exhausted after the second game or so...


I dont think running 5 miles a day at a 8 minute pace will increase your 40 yard sprint time and thats what is important in paintball. You can do something called aerobic lifitng so you can do less cardio. Cardio is only neccesary IMO for sports like soccer where you run non-stop for 30minutes. this is not the case. In paintball, you sprint into bunkers that are mostly 10-20 yards apart. You do move inside the bunker, but its not what i would call constant movement. Especially when youre holding down a lane, youre not using that much to need endurance training. back to back games are still not even that bad with 2 minutes in between.

Im doing exclusively strength training and i dont have this "exhausted after the second game" effect. I think if youre training exclusively for paintball, i think something like 80% strength 20% cardio would be good.

#12 Hitman2513

Hitman2513

    Save a Rock Throw a Mini

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,536 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:LA Cali


Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:27 AM

as far as workouts, it's probably better to gear more towards endurance. It doesn't take much strength to carry a marker and pod pack, but carrying them for hours on end will wear you out if you're not prepared.


Posted Image
Bitches love my Spyder Ion

[-ORaNGe-] Trolling isn't an action, it's a lifestyle :)

#13 wafle

wafle

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts

Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:44 PM

Why not both? It's hard, but possible. But yeah nighthunter is right get towards endurance since a marker and a pod pack isnt that heavy.

#14 Lime

Lime

    The Superior Fruit

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,401 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Illinois

Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:01 AM

What's with people saying endurance? Nobody should be exhausted playing paintball unless it's some 24 hour scenario, for goodness sakes you're moving for 3 seconds and then sitting/standing around!

Edited by Lime, 13 August 2012 - 12:01 AM.

I love you.


#15 ShadowZero

ShadowZero

    Karma Police

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,235 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In Your Pants

Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

I work cardio and upper body strength. You can get endurance by pushing yourself to do more than you think you can. For example, Say I think I can only do 30 push ups. I'll push myself to try to do 35 or 40. Helps build muscle and endurance.

-My YouTube (More Videos To Come Soon!)


Set-Up: Marq Rapper, Dye Rotor, Ninja 68/45

Be a Brick Wall, Don't Break Down





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users