In-Season Strength for Athletes
a time to maintain? OR a time to Gain?
Hot summer days, the dog days of summer. If you are reading this and in the final stages of fall camp keep attacking each day and best of luck with your season!
Many teams around the country are entering game week. How should you be training as an in-season athlete?
Over the past 8-12 weeks of summer you have trained to get bigger, faster and stronger, so let's be sure to not throw that all away.
As we enter in-season mode should we be training to maintain or gain?
If you answered maintain I would disagree. Hear me out.
Teams are about to enter 12-16 weeks of uninterrupted training. That is nearly a 1/4 of the year. Why would we try and maintain strength when we could be getting stronger? Think for the first time we do not have conflicting sports, tournaments or family vacations interrupting training.
So let's take full advantage and get strong.
In-season (1 game a week)
Monday - Max Effort Lower/Total
Tuesday - Practice
Wednesday - Dynamic Effort Upper/Total
Thursday - Walk thru
Friday - Game
Saturday - Max Effort Total/Upper/Regen
Monday - Off
Tuesday - Max Effort Lower/Total
Wednesday - Practice
Thursday - Dynamic Effort Upper Total
Friday - Walk thru
Saturday - Game
Sunday - Max Effort Total/Upper/Regen
In-Season (2 games a week)
Monday - Practice
Tuesday - Game
Wednesday - Dynamic Effort/Upper/Regen
Thursday - Game
Friday - Max Effort/Lower/Total
Saturday - Practice/Regen
Sunday - Off
Let’s use our time wisely and continue to develop our student athletes over the course of the season. Any further questions or sample programs please do not hesitate to reach out on Instagram @CM1_Performance
Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Villanova University
IG - @CM1_Performance