why are you talking about athletes? that's the big bizarre bs you're talking in the first place of how much of non-responses you're making.
we are not discussing professional athletes lol wtf???
the issue of fitness being YOUR CAREER of something you're PAID to do, is entirely different to what we're discussing. It's actually the opposite of the beginning of the context of the conversation.
The core of this conversation here is that we have military who go through intense regimes of fitness and how that military dudes end up fat, and that is not just psychological but also largely from wear and tear especially going through elite forces they end up carrying so many injuries and for the next 10 years of their career they push through that pain and carry them with them, and once that's done those injuries very much further remove appeal of staying fit.
And then you're just talking total shit about it as a lot of track athletes do end up fat and lazy.
This is quite simple.
Don't burn yourself out.
And it's cardio which you really burn yourself out on. Weights aren't an issue as that's a much more relaxing and enjoyable experience and often it's social, there's all sorts of ways to do it. The issue is fitness regimes and bodyweight and cardio.