Are they meditatively training to draw on Qi or the like or some other source like the barbarian rage that most people don't have? Or are they "just physically training"?
Are those the same thing or different? Does it depend on if you're in a faux adventure Western Europe or some parts of faux adventure East Asia?
Meant to respond to this earlier. The cultivation genre tends to share a lot with wuxia but tends to lean more towards what we would consider traditional or western fantasy with some wuxia tropes woven into the magic system flavoring the worldbuilding. For example: Here's one where the main character is a tree (literally), Another here where the MC pretty much spends the entire story making the money he needs to cultivate. Heck why not include one about a kobold trying to build & maintain a city in the apocalypse with this too. I could keep digging around for ones involving basically wizards or whatever but none spring to mind as readily available to read.
edit: one trope that almost always seems to carry over though is that the power scales for cultivators & "mortals" are on totally different planets and most of the world knows it.