Planning Your Strength Training

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This week Coach Rob covers the planning or the periodization of your strength training before he covers the specific weight training routines he prescribes to runners cyclists and multisport athletes.

In this show, Rob covers the phases of a Periodized Strength Training Program, How many reps and sets for each phase, Length of training phase, What each phase does for an athlete, Training Factors that can improve upon an athlete’s strengths and or weaknesses, How to determine how much you can and should lift, The importance of warming up and cooling down, and other strength training considerations. It’s an information packed show so get ready to take some notes.

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