In early fall here there are still several competitions but by late fall to early winter the emphasis is still speed but at very low volumes. I have a friend who took third in the decathlon who trains with weights pretty hard but I have others who do exclusively plyos. Winter is when many incorporate lots of hill running (long) and technical focus as there are few indoor facilities here so most practice is done outdoors. Some do intensive tempo for fitness and a low volume starts. Japanese are more concerned with flexibility than strength. Almost all strength training I have seen revolves around 1 leg step ups or lunges, squats, cleans and some snatches. But most weight sessions are 50% core related. Eriguchi is coached by Asahara, so they do alot of stuff from Dan Pfaff. But never very heavy. More just general strength and more plyos.
Good stuff man, thanks. I’ve been abusing google’s Japan site and using the little Japanese I remember to search and find stuff and that’s been the gist of what I’ve found. A lot of flexibility work and also that strength work is not focused on much at all, at least not in the US men look like bodybuilders to run similar times sense.