Actually, I meant in general not just in the case of injury. During comp and championship phase, there is no need to lift as heavy as I’ve seen in his logs. It’s a limiting factor. At some point, heavy weight = diminishing returns.
I realize this (not using loads over 75%) is the current thought du jour but if you look at the performance progressions of my athletes who’ve posted logs on ET who’ve used heavier loads during the comp phase they have largely had linear progressions in speed. Nick has actually pointed out on a couple occasions that his weight room numbers often peaked around the same time as his speed and long jump marks. I’m certainly open to considering alternative and better viewpoints but I have rarely seen a problem with occasional heavier loading during comp phase if the progressions leading to that point are sound and the volumes are low. Last year, I used a lower volume of heavy loads with my elite group during the comp phase and didn’t notice any difference in performance (good or bad). If anything, those athletes that were multi-eventers might have had less improvement in the throws than expected. As always, it’s tough to single out one variable though. While interesting, I’d suggest that if we’re going to discuss the importance (or unimportance) of heavy lifting lets move to one of the other established threads on the site and not highjack Nick’s training log.
That said, there’s certainly a point when an athlete is ‘strong enough’ and Nick achieved that.
My initial rebuttal was because you appeared to be indicating the weights were related to the injury and there’s no empirical data to support that notion.