Hello Elitetrack, its been a while since I’ve posted on these forums. Some background. I graduated from high school this year..about to finish my first semester of college. In high school i was mainly a long/triple jumper who ran the 100m when my coach asked me to.
Triple Jump 46-4 (over 47 unofficial)
Long jump 22-9
100m - 10.83
I was being recruited, but decided to take a temporary leave for personal reasons.
In high school I never did any weight lifting. All of these PRs were set with not a single olympic lift or powerlift or any major weight push/pulled. The basis of my training was pretty much plyos here and there. I graduated high school in june at 5’9 140 pounds. I had been told numerous times in high school that I could make gains if I would lift but refused in fear of getting too big. In October (2 months in to college) I began to front and back squat/deadlift/bench/hang clean and power clean..just to see what would happen really. I am probably trying out for my college team next year (D1). As of December 5th i’ve put on around 11 pounds since i’ve started lifting. I do cardio, but haven’t done any sprinting/jumping since early August.
My question is, what should I expect? Will I jump farther? Will my times get better? Or is all of this weight training useless without any sprint/jump work being incorporated? I will continue sprint/jump/plyos in may. For some reason I feel like it may be bad to continue increasing weight until I begin sprinting again.
Thanks in advance Elitetrack