Why Build a Base? – Jim Wendler

Why Build a Base?


[caption id="attachment_3789" align="alignnone" width="500"]People rather do burpees and Shit Zerchers than jump.  At some point, we can breed these people out, right? People rather do burpees and Shit Zerchers than jump. At some point, we can breed these people out, right?[/caption] Doing high reps and bodyweight training isn't how you "build a base." Building a base is about preparing the body for various physical activities: building their toolbox.  And no, it's not about doing different lifts: that is remedial, at best.  It's about running, jumping, throwing, lifting and stretching.  Hell, getting someone to jump on a box, throw an object or even run is akin to pulling teeth. It's appalling. Someone better carry the torch of strength and physical culture at some point when the few of us are gone. If not you will be leaving training to diet turds, six-packers and others. So build a base of all around abilities - play some sports. Real competitive sports! Jump. Run. Throw. You do this and your strength potential will rise exponentially. THAT is what I'm shouting.