Originally Posted by permaculture
I lean more towards the high-intensity interval training size of things these days and agree in principle to the 2 posts I quoted + CO Shooters whose quote did not append when I paged ahead.
The 50+ year old Senior VP came in a few weeks ago talking about how he ran 9 miles, to which I told him he wasted his time and it did nothing for him.
If you want something else aside from sprinting, tabata and burpess, (all really great btw), go to you tube and search for "Thrusters". They are a front squat and push press combined. Lots of fun
I'm not sure why you think running "does nothing" for you. You need stamina, and you need strength. You can be an ox dead lifting 700lbs, but it's meaningless if you are completely winded in a mile. Conversely, you can have all the stamina in the world but if you can't climb or carry weight it is of little use in hunting.
I don't run a hundred miles a week anymore, more like 50-70, but that's enough that I can keep up with anyone in the mountains. By my own admission I don't do enough strength work (not enough hills to run here on the flatlands) but I can still back out 80-100lbs of meat at altitude.
Running gives endurance....strength too, if you do the proper types of workouts. It's far from useless. altitude means low oxygen....running builds the ability to intake and use oxygen better. Helps "a bit".