Phase #2 has wrapped up and I’m already well into Phase #3. I hit several PR’s in each lift over the last training segment and if you read any of my tweets during that time you know that there were a few weeks in a row where new PR’s were a daily experience. I’m once again up in all my lifts and have been at a steady 198 – 200# for weight (about a 17# increase since May). So far I’ve been able to show the same drive and intensity that I had at the beginning of Phase #1. My goals now are to maintain my weight and strength (possibly continue increasing strength) while transitioning to more conditioning and speed work in Phase #3. Once I’m done I may post some progression pics to show the transformation throughout the 3 training segments.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Please read Part 1 first.
Snowboard off-season is long here, lasting from mid-March often to early December. The good news is it gives me and the athletes I coach a ton of time to train and get stronger, faster and more mentally tough for the new competition year. I got back from Nationals in mid-April and started my off-season training at the end of the month with an initial combined goal of increasing my overall strength and getting my weight up to 200# (I started at a very lean 183#). It worked out that I could fit 3 different training phases into the off-season and I immediately got started lifting, eating and sleeping. Each phase would become increasingly difficult and more challenging, so no time for messing around.
|Pre-Nationals workout February 2012