Thoughts on Strength and Conditioning: Same, but different

I'm still pondering the idea that variation might be the single most important mechanism underlying all forms of periodization. Also, I've come to further move away from power lifting concepts every single day when it comes to training athletes. Truly, the only athlete that needs to high bar squat is probably an Olympic weightlifter. The … Thoughts on Strength and Conditioning: Same, but different weiterlesen

Concurrent Training for Combat Sports

Introduction I'm currently undergoing the EXOS Performance Specialist certification. In the Exos system, a concurrent approach to training is chosen. I recall Mike Boyle saying in some Episode of the strength coach podcast that his athletes always do concurrent training in hence they always train for speed and strength and condition as well. Now whether … Concurrent Training for Combat Sports weiterlesen

5/3/1 June 2012

Today, I finished another 5/3/1 cycle. Next week is deload. About time, if you ask me...The pastBack in April before I started my first 5/3/1 cycle, I did proper 1RM testing. Here's what I found:SquatDeadliftBenchPressPower CleanPower Snatch140,0kg140,0kg90,0kg60,0kg67,5kg57,5kgNot impressive by any means, but it's a starting point. Now since squatting heavy ARMAP (as many reps as … 5/3/1 June 2012 weiterlesen