Explain this then according to your concepts…
You do a 6 week max strength phase where you lift 3 times per week. 14/18 sessions are performed with low reps at 85% or higher.
[b]Good except the training frequency is too high[/b]
Then you go into a 6 week power block where 14/18 sessions are performed with low reps but this time at 60-75% at maximal speed. During this time you only lift above 85% twice.
[b]Frequency is again too high… Power cleans are themselves ‘power’ exercises. Performing them at low percentages is worthless. Also, as CF points out in Speed Trap, the old Tudor Bompa theory of a ‘conversion phase’ is flawed since speed on the track is so much higher than ANYTHING achieved in the gym. [/b]
[b]Consult any strength coach or athlete of reasonable calibre – 6 weeks training below 75% will lead to significant losses in strength (and therefore also RFD).[/b]
You then go into Competition period for 8 weeks. Here you only lift above 85% once every 2 weeks for about a 30 minute session. All other weights are performed at 60-75% at max speed.
[b]I would need specific detail to critique this section.[/b]
[b]If athletes succeed using this template they do so DESPITE it, not because of it[/b]
What i’m not understanding is why i have and do consult many great track and field coaches (who design all the training) about this exact topic. It is certainly not despite of the training. As i’ve proven throughout my training over the past 6 months, max strength increases during this “power” focus training block while power also increases. This is a common occurrence throughout many groups who train in a similar way. It also further validates the very important affect that effort and actual speed of movement has on intensity. All the more reason that heavy weight training done after the initial max strength block (6 weeks) needs to be kept to a minimum. I don’t expect you to get it though because you think very different. Which is fine. There are many good ways to train.