Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: In season Training Schedule

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member MonsterMash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    In season Training Schedule

    On to the Next Stage

    Now that the Arnold is over it is time to place all focus on Olympic lifting with still some focus on speed for the Bobsled. I want to do all of this and still get stronger in Power lifting, so the question is how to do all of these at the same time, and why? I am going to try and answer both of these questions starting with why.

    Why is actually a very good question, but I am going to try and explain. It all started with a middle age crisis all the while loosing my dad, and the only girl that I have ever loved all in the same year. Now it has turned into a quest! Can a 33 year old man really increase his explosion and speed at an age, when most ďexpertsĒ say is impossible. Iíve heard thousands of times at seminars that athletes start slowing down after 25. Well I think that is crazy! In my first months of training, I have already proven this wrong to myself. Now I start the journey. The essence of the quest is to prove to people of all ages, genders, races, etc that nothing is impossible and it is never too late. Nothing could be more rewarding in life, then to influence peopleís lives in such a positive way. That to me is leaving a legacy to use Godís gifts to help others. To scoot through life never having the courage to lay it all out and risk it all, is to not live at all. When I turn 70 years old, the last thing I want to say is should have, could have, etc. I hope this helps explain.

    How, this to some is the bigger question. With three sports, the training arrangement and volume are the two key components. First thing that I did is find out what they all have in common like posterior chain, explosion, etc, and then take some of the differences, and make a workout. Here is what I have come up with:

    Day 1 (Letís Say Monday)

    A.M. Session
    Overload Sprint Work (Pushing or pulling a sled with varying weight, using a weighted vest, or running uphill)
    Upper Body Work & Abs

    P.M. Session
    Dynamic Clean & Jerks (roughly 60-70% sometimes adding bands or chains/1 x 8 w 30-45 sec rest)
    Clean Pulls w bands or chains 90-110%/1 x 3-6
    Reverse Hypers

    Day 2 Tuesday
    G.P.P work and flexibility

    Day 3 Wednesday
    A.M. Session
    Dynamic Box Squats (same volume as normal without the circa max phase), so 50-60%+bands or chains/2 x 8
    Lat Work and Reverse Hypers

    P.M. Session
    Dynamic Snatches (60-70% w or w/out bands or chains/1 x 8)
    Snatch Pulls with bands or chains 90-110%/1 x 3-6
    RDLs with or without chains or bands

    Day 4 Thursday
    G.P.P. work and flexibility

    Day 5

    A.M. Session
    Sprint Form work and bounding

    P.M. Session
    ME (a version of one of the OL lifts)
    Ex Clean from Boxes of varying heights, Snatch from box, P. Clean, P. Snatch, w chains, w bands, different size bars, Reverse Band (I have a cool way to do these), etc

    Upper Body work and Reverse Hyper (I will do my bench work on this day)

    Day 6 Saturday

    Just a P.M. Session

    ME form of either a Front Squat or Overhead Squat
    Exí either w chains or bands, cambered bar Front Squat, overhead drop squats, heave squats, starting from the bottom position of each with bar suspended from a pin or chain, Box squat of either, etc.
    Then Front Squat or Overhead Squat (which ever wasnít the ME exercise) for volume or Lunges
    Good-Mornings w varying bars

    Day 7 Sunday
    A.M. Session only
    Over speed sprint work with bungee cord or running downhill.

    While my emphasis is on Olympic lifting, the sprint volume is turned back not the intensity per say, just the number of sessions to allow recovery. The three day of sprint work will get trimmed down to two days the closer I get to the American Open in December, and the intensity will start to drop some as well. With power lifting, as you can see, I will still be working on the Squat and the Bench, but the Deadlift will be cut out for the most part. However with all the pulling and posterior chain work that I will be doing, the deadlift will be there when I need it again.

    If Power lifting was my main focus, then I would trim the Olympic Lifts back to only two dynamic sessions one with the Snatch, and the other Clean and Jerk, which would precede a lower body Power lifting session. I hope this clarifies how I will manage the volume of my training, while preparing for three sports. This will be the challenge of my life, but that is what it is all about.

  2. #2 waynedang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Should be interesting to follow plus with me being 33 I want to see how well it works for you. Are you trying to make the olympics in two sports? Also where will your body weight be? I know you are a thick guy I just wondered how that will effect some of the speed stuff for bobsleding. I hope you post some vids of some of the training.

    pain is inevitable suffering is optional

  3. #3
    Wannabebig Member MonsterMash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    My body weight is 220 and holding. My body fat is really low right now. I sent Chris a video that he should be posting soon. I'm doing a lot of speed work, but the truth is that I have always been fast, and I have a 38" vertical right now. Most people don't know that side of me.

  4. #4
    Player Hater PowerManDL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Travis, that looks awesome. I've been keeping a close eye on your training over at EliteFTS.

    Looks like you've taken a lot of cues from Louie's thoughts on OLing there, and from the videos I've seen it looks like it's working very well.
    Vin Diesel has a fever.. and the only prescription is more cowbell.

    Budiak: That girl I maced
    Budiak: macked
    Budiak: heh maced
    Budiak: I wish

    ShmrckPmp5: a good thing people can't fire guns through the computer...your ass would have been shot years ago

    Y2A 47: youre smooth as hell
    Y2A 47: thats why you get outta tickets, and into panties

    galileo: you're a fucking beast and I hate you
    galileo: hate

    assgrabbers are never subtile, they will grabb ass whereever they go,public or not, I know the type, because I am one. - Rock

  5. #5
    Risk10k Clifford Gillmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Perth, Western Australia
    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with us Travis!

  6. #6
    Administrator chris mason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Charlottesville, VA
    Awesome to have you here Travis!

    Here is the video! You guys need to see this:


  7. #7 waynedang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    pain is inevitable suffering is optional

Similar Threads

  1. Training breakthrough (I hope)
    By chris mason in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-21-2009, 10:32 PM
  2. Westside 'Til You Die!
    By silles in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-20-2007, 05:49 AM
  3. Interview With Tudor Bompa
    By silles in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-28-2007, 09:21 PM
  4. How to build fast-twitch muscles?
    By smallasianguy in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-19-2004, 04:28 PM
  5. How To Get Pass You Sticking Point!
    By zwarrior99 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-01-2002, 07:36 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts