The Pencil Files Complete (final)

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Well I have had quite a few evenings with nothing but Japanese TV for company so I have dug through some archives, re-read Leo Costs`s Big Beyond Belief book of the early 90`s which used the Bulgaian weightlifting training model applied to hypertrophy and strength training well worth a read, also looked at Charles Poliquin`s work on two a day training for the same body part, and this is what I have come up with as the final instalment in my Pencil to Crayon training programs, shall trial it and see if it is possible to do and then apply it to our young player, exercise selection is purely based on what I have available at this time feel free to use whatever you feel is worthwhile for you whilst maintaining the integrity of the sets and reps, cheers and enjoy your training, it is definitely one of the keys to success, ash

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Week 5 – In Season Weights

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Author Ashley Jones

Firstly as the great Bruce Walsh used to say before his premature passing, all training in the season is health dependant, it is really not much point in setting up a fully periodised 12 week program only to find that by week 4 that Player X has an high ankle sprain and Player Y has a Rotator Cuff issue of some magnitude. So with this being said, planning is by nature extremely variable, as Rob Deans is want to say, “It is a living document”, so below is what I would like players to be able to do but all is open to negotiation and change, so that the player benefits from what they are able to do.

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