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- February 17, 2009 at 2:49 am #23464ashleyGuest
New workout plan, for trying to increase size during season, cheers, ash
Ashley JonesFebruary 17, 2009 at 4:10 am #25001propGuest
Cool, would the lowerbody day still be the same if no more lower body size was needed? Also just out of curiosity, what is the reasoning behind the split am and pm sessions?
ThanksFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:23 pm #24996ashleyGuest
Yes we would leave it just as, with no contrasts on the power day, this
is just week one for this particular player so we will modify as per
feedback from him, but I feel that we can keep this going right through
the season barring any injury issues along the way, I have asked him to
really be diligent around his nutrition and supplementation, he will be
Pre workout: Reactivate (Musashi) extra beta alanine (MetaPhysics)
During workout: Amino Acids – Ni Nourishmanet (Musashi)
Post Workout: Whey Protein isolate – Wpi (Musashi) additional
Glutamine and BCAA’s – Muscle Recovery (Musashi)February 18, 2009 at 1:05 am #25000damianGuest
Any thoughts as to using Musashi Loaded Protein post training for this player for the additional carbs calories, particularly with the 2x sessions per day? Also some creatine pre and post as well?
DamianFebruary 19, 2009 at 3:56 am #24995ashleyGuest
Thanks Damian, will run it by the player, and see what he thinks but I
like the idea, cheers,ashMarch 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm #25004si987Guest
I like the look of the program! but i have two problems!
1) I can only get to the gym once per day
2) I don’t have access to some of the equipment used in the program.
Is there any way around this??
cheers simonMarch 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm #24997ashleyGuest
Sure thing Simon just increase the length of the program by combining
and taking off a few sets if it is getting too long and you are losing
intensity, as it is just a template feel free to substitute any
appropriate exercises as you see fit with what you have in your gym,
cheers,ashleyApril 14, 2009 at 1:47 pm #25002super78Guest
This program has been really good! I have followed it for 6 weeks and made some pretty impressive progress particulalry upper body push / pull.
It’s almost the end of the season here in the UK and i am trying to work out a program for off / pre season. I play 9 and i feel i really need to work on leg power / speed off the mark and upper body strength/size.
Would you suggest continuing with this plan if i am making good gains with it? If so how long for?
Also if i am trying to improve leg power i will also be doing track work and i am unsure of what volume of weights to do on my lower body due to the track work. Could you suggest exercises and volume?
IestynApril 15, 2009 at 1:23 am #24998ashleyGuest
If you are still making gains I would stick with what you are doing now for at least another 6 weeks and see what further gains you can reap, as for leg power I feel that contrast training is one of the best methods to achieve this, performing a weight exercise followed by a plyometric body weight movement, as you do not list the type of track work you will be doing it is hard to gauge the volume and intensity of the weight room work, 2 sessions a week in the weight room where one is a strength speed session and the other a speed strength session would I think be appropriate in most situations, for this I woudl do the following:
Session 1 – Strength Speed
6 x 3 @ 80% 1RM
2 exercises – 1 x Olympic, 1 x Squat
Session 2 – Speed Strength
3 x 6 @ 40%
3 exercsies – 2 x Olympic, 1 x Squat
you can use different exercises for each workout, you can also do a lower body plyometric after each set of the weight exercise, for the same number if sets and reps, cheers, ashApril 15, 2009 at 8:15 am #25003super78Guest
Thanks for that. For the track work i was looking at doing two sessions a week and following something along the lines of the below:
1. 12 Sprints:
40m Straight Sprints alternating with 30 m Slalom Sprints
40m straight line of sprints
30m Slalom Sprints
Going on: 2,4,6,8,10,12
This should take about 5 – 7 seconds to complete.
It involves one down and up half way
Each sprint starts every 30 seconds
During the 23-25 seconds recovery perform 3 press up’s.
2 minutes recovery
2. Distance Covered Shuttle Run – Continuous 45 seconds
Place cones every 5m (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 & 30m) sprint and return 45 seconds rest. 6 repititions
8 X 60M (Walk Back Recovery)
2 MINUTES REST
6 x 40M (Walk Back Recovery)
2 MINUTES REST
6 X 6 Double Leg Jumps
Try and reach the same distance after each 6 jumps (measure using a cone).
Rest in between each 6
2 MINUTES REST
6 X 40M (Walk Back Recovery)
Do you feel this will be ok coupled with the lower body gm work?
IestynApril 16, 2009 at 3:58 am #24999ashleyGuest
That looks fine the intensity and volume appear just right, be your own best judge and pull back where you need to if you are not feeling 100% you will know soon enough and modify as you go, go well, ash
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