well my season is starting soon and for the next 3-4 weels we will have two practices/week (games start at end of month)
Now i want to setup an in-season routine (well more like preseason for the next 3-4 weeks) and still have atleast one speed session/week and some lifting aswell.
It’s difficult though because during practice we do sprints during someone of the skill drills, and scrimmages… so i don’t know if it can be classified as “high intensity”… eitherway do you guys think this would be ok:
mon- sprints (total volume 300 yards)
thurs- ME upper then practice a few hours later
Sat- ME lower/cardio
I’m only worried about mon/tues since there will be sprints back to back… but do you guys think it would be ok since its not a “true” high intenstity speed day during my practices??
i don’t think i could move it to thurs… cuz i have practice. I guess sat is an option but i really wanted to leave that day for good lower body strength tranining session. Do you really think sprints and practice back to back would be that bad?
do you think it would be ok to do a 300 yard total sprint session immediatley prior to one of my practices or would that be overkill? What about ME upper on wed and then sprints/practice on tues?? or would that be overkill aswell? ugh its so tough trying to fit everything in during the season lol
List all of your practices, not just one, or we can’t give suggestions.
Why can’t you run before weights, in low volumes of acceleration (you aren’t even going SE or max velocity work)? Honestly, I hate using elite athletes as examples, but most lift after running and have little to no problems lifting heavy weights and I have noticed few problems. What’s the point in developing all that leg power when soccer is a speed based sport (not strength based)?
i only have practices on tuesdays and thursdays… and while we don’t specifically do sprint work we sprint when doing on ball drills and obviosly during scrimmages…
About the stre thing… the reason why i want to have an ME lower day is because quite frankly i’m really weak… and after reading articles by kelly bagget, he says that one should try to increase strength to at least decent elvels before focusing on speed first…