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Indeed... only the individual can answer that. And yes for me mobility and relative strength are certainly of high importance.@Antti Just being able to do the basic human movements fluidly and without pain. Maybe great wasn't the right word. Active flexibility for me means being able to control yourself in all ranges of motion. Which I understand requires strength but not 500lb deadlift type strength. I get what you're saying about it being enjoyable but not at the expense of current or future health.
@offwidth I understand what you're saying but will pushing ponderous poundages really enhance your life or sport if it's not powerlifting? Being a climber I'm sure mobility, flexibility and relative strength are paramount?
I think another important topic here is separating proper exercise from recreation or feats of strength. Only the individual can answer that.
My whole point (well most of it I guess) is that (and I’m repeating myself here...) concern for longevity, current and future health are going to be highly relative to an individual’s perspective. Also repeating something I have quoted many times over on this forum...
’Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse’
Societal norms for the population that actually trains as we do, are for the most part are going to be more than likely in line with your thoughts. Meaning that many people are going to be more concerned with ‘proper exercise, health, and longevity’