In chapter 4 of the CFTS manual, which pertains to strength training, an example of the individual athletes strength training program is displayed.
In particular, Mark Mckoy training schedule is delineated as such:
MON WED FRI AM - Upper body
MON WED FRI PM - Lower Body
My question is, would it be possible to train in this manner as I like the idea of splitting up the weight training workload over twice a day, hence shortening training sessions and where would you fit in the speed and tempo work?
Not really my friend - your method sounds awful to me… Couple reasons to do upper body in Am 1: prime the nervous system for the pm speed session 2: athlete should be up and moving around at least 3-4hrs before attempting speed work. Now all of this means jack shit if you are doing those crazy powerlifting workouts.
Also your setup would hinder the athletes ability to recovery - they would be performing two intensive sessions per day vs 1 easy/mod and 1 intensive… Take note that lb training is more intensive then ub work…