If these biomotor abilities train and detrain at varying rates, why do people feel compelled to subject them all to the 48 hour rule?
Does this make anybody realize that doing high intensity work 3 x week( Sp, Plyos, MB, LB weights ) might not be necessary?
I guess what Mikes getting at is, once you have completed your development period, and built up the entities you require, you can get more bang for your buck if ur time is used more ergonomically. If this is true then it is important to undertand the rates of decline of the biomotor abilities, perhaps noting how much detraining you can get in a specific quality without it taking away from the competitive event.
So in response to Mr Glove, I think the work done during the week depends on how you have prepared, and how much you need to maintain what you have got. If allot of speed work is done and is of high quality, maybe additional plyometrics would be overkill. Conversly, if mechanics are not great and injury easily occurs during speed work, a coach might decide to use speed work cautiously and bolster it with the plyos.