[quote author="utfootball4" date="1170644034"]
so what about these athletes who increase there pc by 30lb and don't see improvement in there acc develop?
This rarely happens in athletes that I coach. I actually can't remember a time when an athlete that I worked with on a daily basis did not see improved acceleration ability 1-3 weeks following a jump in power cleans and / or squats. The improvement in acceleration indicators almost always seem to occur week after the big weight room jump in performance. In most cases, when big weight room improvements are made my experience is that there is actually a short term drop-off in acceleration indicators. The big jump in improvement in acceleration almost always is delayed. There are several reasons something like this could occur (delayed adaptation, format of periodization, etc.). In fact there are several members on this board who I've worked with that can attest to this phenomenon.
I have noticed that athletes who I work with on a correspondence basis have a slightly higher rate of dis-correspondence between performance indicators. I'm not sure what the difference is- could be monitoring of acceleration mechanics, could be be the minor adjustments of training load that are made in hands-on situations, etc.
this is a quote from mike in an earlier thread on power clean correlation to a faster acceleration. I was wondering about this as i pb'd in the power clean during acceleration spp phase i was in. I was running faster accels and pb'ing in the power clean simultaneously is seemed, then there was a drop-off in performance for the accels, but after a few weeks i started to run faster when i got deep in the season, however my program changed and i was doing more speed end stuff and maxv work, i wouldnt know if the adaptation occured from speed end, maxv work work or that my acceleration adapted late in combination with the speed end, i didnt time it later on in the season only during when i had weights in the program so i dont know how i progressed in that regard.
Now in relation to the hills, i am doing power cleans as a main weight exercise and supplementing with bench, and single-leg squats. I am on a 5×5 power clean program and all is going well until i started upping the hill volume and intensity, then the weights in the power clean started feeling very heavy but manageable (so far). I was wondering if this was normal or if this is primarily because of my increase in hill sprint training as well as intensity in the weight room? I increase weights by 5lbs every week. Should i increase the intensity of the weights every 2 weeks and reduce hill sprints? Or increase hill sprint training and maintain for now the progress i have made n in the weight room?
I'm planning to do power cleans throughout 3/4 of the season, but keeping an eye if i'm doing to much or burning myself out.
I do hills twice a week on the same days i do weights and plyos
my progress is like this…
10x10m for a week and half
10x20m for a week and half
10x30m for a week and half
4x4x30m 2.5/5mins for a session
3x4x40m 2.5/5mins for a session
3x6x40m 2.5/5mins for a session