[i]Originally posted by mike[/i]
Very nice question. In general, I do follow a similar loading pattern that you describe but I don’t specifically periodize general strength. I do however take special care to match it up appropriately within the microcycle. I use quite a few general strength circuits and employ them in a variety of ways depending on such things as the volumes, modes, and intensities of the high intensity work within the microcycle, as well as the goals of the microcycle and specific needs of the athlete.
Mike, I think you wrote before that one possible way to do an unloading week would be to cut out some of the low intensity days and just use them as off days? I didn’t really understand this since it was my belief that a low intensity day like CF tempo or the strength/MB circuits you use at LSU actually helped recovery.