Thursday, April 21, 2011

Update

I've been real busy... but I can report, as far as the weightroom goes, that heavy (relative to an athlete's current abilities, for those gasping in horror) cleans, snatches, front and back squats, deadlifts, lunging, push-ups, and pull-ups continue to work real well for many athletes and outcomes. I have also noticed that getting stronger and more powerful continues to be pretty good in the area of injury prevention.

A little 'dated' but one gets the idea.

Play with this and test.

Add in a bunch of sprinting, change of direction, jumping and conditioning, and life is good.

To be continued...

AS

3 comments:

Josh Leeger said...

Hahaha! Great post!

I love the simplicity of this, Aaron.

I've recently realized the benefits of doing one of two things in my own training:

1. Strict programming, and/or
2. Block periodization.

I used to be a big proponent of concurrent periodization methods. Still think those are good during the in-season, or for GPP.

But it seems that for real gains, you can't do concurrent styles of training.

Just realized it myself switching to a new (strict) training regimen recently. Gains have gone way up, recovery time is shorter, body feels better, more energy during training than when I was doing concurrent-type work.

Thoughts on that aspect? Seems to jive well with your post.

Josh Leeger said...

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Aaron Schwenzfeier said...

As always, thanks for the insightful comments.

Nice observations, thanks for sharing. I would tend to agree.