Sunday, April 27, 2014

2014 USASA Nationals Re-Cap #2

Be sure to read Nationals Re-Cap #1.

As you’re working through an off-season training program it’s sometimes hard to see/feel how the efforts are going to benefit your performance during the season, especially when the snow is 5 months away.  It can be difficult to imagine how doing mega-rep squats on a random day in June is going to set you up for success in March, but that’s exactly what is happening.

Deadlifts = Simple, Effective and Fun
I experienced some great gym training days throughout the month before Nationals.  I was able to shift into a higher gear and apply a new level of intensity and effort that I have not had in previous years.  And it’s not that earlier seasons had been poor in terms of training, it’s just that each year I am working toward being better/stronger/faster than the one before so a new level of exertion is required each year if I want to continue improving.

The only way I was able to accomplish this was due directly to the foundation work done from May to October and of course the ‘pre’ and ‘in-season’ work the rest of the year. 
Box Squat to Tire Flip/Sled Drag Combo for Time
I can not stress enough how important it is to have a comprehensive gym training program for the off-season that primes you for pre + in-season efforts.  If you aren’t working with a Coach who specializes in Mountain Athlete training from May – December you’re losing ground to your competition.  Winning at any competitive level is a year-round deal.

If there aren’t any qualified, experienced trainers in your area, you can contact me here.
Great Space to do Mountain Athlete Training
With a week to go before race day, the board is in top shape, and I’m firing on all cylinders physically and mentally – now it’s time for Nationals Practice Days.

Part #3 coming soon…

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