Have Fun, Get Strong

Strength coach, trainer educator, writer, mom to three awesome kids, pie enthusiast. Creating monsters since 2009.

Archive for May 2010

Training Schedule, May 31st through June 5th

We’ve been having some success both with the undulating periodization model (high, medium, and low intensity workouts) and closer attention to performance nutrition.  Its getting hot and the kids are almost out of school so we need to either pressure me to get an air conditioner (can be accomplished through petition or whining) or start a little earlier in the day.  I think a bathroom with a shower might be […]

Continue Reading →

Memorial Day Challenge

I borrowed this from some acquaintances of mine who train hard and like to test themselves every once in a while.  The original challenge was 80% of your bodyweight, overhead anyhow (ie, press, push press, jerk, etc), max reps for 30 minutes.  Some of these guys are getting 80-100 reps with weights upwards of 180 lbs. Being weaker than the average power-lifter, I decreased my prescribed 100 lbs on this […]

Continue Reading →

Training Schedule, May 24th – May 29th

First things first. At her first weightlifting competition, my fourteen year old lifter made 33 kg on her snatch and 52 kg on her clean and jerk. Great job! We are going to change things up a bit here for the next four weeks and move to an undulating periodized training model.  This means that we will undulate between periods of high and low intensity throughout the week.  You can […]

Continue Reading →

Training Schedule, May 17th – May 22nd

Blue Ridge Open is this Saturday! Our last heavy weightlifting practice for this event is going to be on Monday at the Athletic Performance Center. You are free to customize your own schedule based on your goals and available time. With the exception of weightlifting team, we will be doing two linear strength days and two conditioning days focusing on power and/or endurance. Rest between sets is very important to […]

Continue Reading →

Training Schedule May 10th – May 15th

Happy Mothers Day! So, back to what we were doing. You are free to customize your own schedule based on your goals and available time. With the exception of weightlifting team, we will be doing two linear strength days and two conditioning days focusing on power and/or endurance. Rest between sets is very important to allow for enough recovery to succeed with this format. Beginners, stick with your circuits. You […]

Continue Reading →

Training Schedule, May 3rd – May 8th

Two weeks until the Blue Ridge Open! You are free to customize your own schedule based on your goals and available time. With the exception of weightlifting team, we will be doing two linear strength days and two conditioning days focusing on power and/or endurance. On 5×5 days, we will ideally be working with 80%-85% of our 1RM for that particular lift. On 3×10 days, we will be working with […]

Continue Reading →