[quote author="Nick Newman" date="1298962954"][quote author="joe" date="1298951056"]Ok, did my second session of the singles. 150kg H.P.Clean and 210kg olympic squat. My only problem is already i can’t be bothered to max so much, feels like im competing twice a week and i barely compete in my own sport twice a year. Mentally tiring.
But if i get results thats all i care about.
Dude you listen to way too many people…
And people who have never developed anyone in your sport? why?[/quote]
I have spoken at length to Carl Johnson and actually referenced him in a recent article. Carl was WAY ahead of his time in T&F circles. However, Jon made most of his gains in strength (and distance!) after Norman Anderson took control of his weights. So Nick there is certainly a precedent for track athletes to turn to specialist strength coaches for their work in the gym.
It’s clear having a glance at your training log that you are a talented and explosive young athlete, but it’s also clear than much of the time you spend in the gym is wasted. Loadings below 80% are not even counted by most lifting coaches. Why do ‘dynamic’ squats or bench presses, you are getting sufficient stimulus to RFD from sprinting, plyos and OLs…[/quote]
Joe is very very strong in all the prime lifts. Stronger than 99% of ELITE long jumpers. SO increasing his PC by 5kg i’m almost certain would do nothing for his performance at all. His problem isn’t strength. It is (as with most) speed and elasticity which also happens to a key area of jumps performance. He (as do I) need to focus on firing rates and high speed force production.
As for me, my weight training volume away from the Olympic lifts has been very low all year to be honest. If you saw my previous years weight training routines you’d probably have a heart attack! And i’d agree that it was too much and not worth it for me. This year though I feel i’m getting mostly right.