[i]Originally posted by mike[/i]
[quote][i]Originally posted by Fabio[/i]
do you only get this effect when you stop doing weights long term or short term? Due to the placing of meets I havent been able to hit any weights for about a week to maintain strength gains, but I ran a PB this past saturday at an invitational blowing away all the other competitors by half a second in the 100. I heard that when more importantm eets come you should kind of back off on the weights during the season so you can keep testosterone levels high, is this true? any help?
Backing off on weights will result in peaking. The enhanced performance isn't due to increased testosterone production though as weights actually increase testosterone production. The benefit is likely just due to the fact that your body is able to fully recover from all the previous training due to a lightened training load. [/quote]Ok well that brings up a question. As you know, the prior 1.5-2 weeks my athletes' training volume and intensity was low because of alleged overtraining. They also only lifted 2-3 days during that time. Are you saying that they peaked as a result?