[quote author="Jay Turner" date="1260227251"]Nick,
So are you saying that if you are a 400m runner (doing 400m type training), it’ll be difficult to be a good jumper?
I will let Nick answer – but will comment as well. I don’t know that this is the case – it just makes the job more difficult – as you are managing competing demands.
I hate to always use Deca guys – but they’re a good example of this. Their running training tends to be fairly 400m oriented, yet jumping and lifting training probably most closerly resembles LJ or PVers – The top guys (Clay, Sebrele, Pappas, Hardee) are doing 25-26′ LJ; 7′ HJ – at a heavy bodyweight (215 when Pappas went over 7.96, 2.17, and 5.20) while running very fast 400s and fairly high running volume training.
I think the bigger problem is that the coach has him doing tempo prior to practicing jumps, which will make the jumping practices terrible. I can see doing it once or twice, so an athlete knows how it feels to have to jump after a 400m – but as a rule – it will just devastate effectiveness of jump training.
If you need to do multiple training modes in a single session/day – always progress from higher quality stuff to lower quality.[/quote]
So going by what you’re saying, would I be fine if I did all jumps plyos and/or jump training before the 400 runners’ session? Obviously the runner would have a quality jumps session, but would the running workout suffer this way?