MAM Podcast S01 E05: In-Season Training: the “Why” and the “How”



Show Notes

Today’s Discussion Points: 

  1. In-season Training – the Why
    1. It’s possible now to play the same sport year round and in-season training is almost year round 
    2. Do you value playing more games or value improving and recovering physically?
    3. “You won’t have to GET ready if you always STAY ready.”
    4. You will atrophy during the season, you give up strength and muscle to play the game. But the goal should be to atrophy the least amount possible, and less than your competitor. 
    5. It’s not just missing lifts, it’s the increase in stress, pressure, travel, nutrition on the run, and lack of a routine
    6. The team with their best players playing at the end of the year has the best chance of winning in the postseason
  2. The How
    1. If you stay consistent (x2 week in season) and select the right exercises and intensity you don’t need to worry about getting sore or jeopardizing performance
    2. Soft tissue work, stretch, short warm up, lift a few heavy things, do some single leg and core stuff, go home (30-45 minute workouts)
    3. Drop the volume and duration, keep the intensity high
    4. Minimal Effective Dose! If you do just enough, some athlete may actually make gains in-season
    5. Rules: 1 heavy set, no impact (no jumping or running), no conditioning, don’t skip rolling and stretching
    6. The best conditioning is a well organized practice – John Wooden on Leadership

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