Question via email to start. My response follows.
Is there an interference effect phenomena occurring when days are separated? It appears that the level of conditioning challenge affects the Interference effect. And if so, are breaks in activity advisable? EX: running a repeat and resting versus a jog during recovery.
- Speed-power athletes need regular exposure to the high neuromuscular demand work that will produce the specific adaptations that will increase performance
- High neuromuscular demand work cannot be trained too frequently for fear of overtraining / overreaching
- Lower intensity work has many benefits in a support role for higher intensity work
- Too much low and moderate intensity work could potentially blunt the adaptations of high intensity work
We need to balance the pros and cons of the above points which ultimately ends up looking like an alternation of training means and methods to increase stimulus polarity between days.
And for the second part, the level of conditioning challenge would definitely effect the interference effect. I’ve found complete or near complete rest is necessary when the objective is absolute speed and power.
And if alternation of body parts can avert the effect? EX: on an elliptical type of machine in the gym, such as what?s called an Arc, alternating which muscle groups you?re actively trying to use predominantly for applying the force (leg press, push, hip flexor pulls, pulls) but going for 10+ mins.