[i]Originally posted by DaGovernor[/i]
[quote][i]Originally posted by mike[/i]
As for speed lifting when fatigued or tired, in general, I'd recommend against it.
That's understandable, but how do you fix that? Is this happening because they are not strong enough, or not in enough shape? [/quote]
It could be either of the factors you listed or a myriad of others. You mention that your athlete???s arms are too tired following the workout to do any lifting for speed. Do you mind telling me what exactly is getting them this tired? Also, you may want to consider just lowering the weight your athletes use for this type of lifting. For example, it would normally be advisable to use about 55-70% of 1RM for speed lifting / power development, but if the athlete is fatigued coming in to the training session or as a result of the first portion of the training session, then it may be best to either predict or estimate what their session 1RM is rather than basing their speed lifting work off of %s from all-time maxes achieved when the athlete was fresh and well-rested.