I’ve been having major strength problems this year. Infact, this year I’ve barely gained any strength at all. That’s pitiful, compared to last years 115lb squat gain, 50lb bench gain(should have been way higher too), and about 125lb deadlift gain. This year, I’ve only gained 20lb on squat, 25lb on bench, and about 50lb deadlift gain. PATHETIC.
Last year, I didnt have the CNS stress of sprinting. I’m going to be honest, I took a huge blow to my self esteem when I keep thinking back on how much of a failure I was this year. Yes, I did get a lot faster, but my strength gains more than halved. My squat gain is about 1/6 of last years!
I can’t take this anymore, I’m burnt out from sprinting too I believe. My last two sprint workouts I ran very sub-maximal times. My last sprint workout where I did two 50s after a 250, I ran super slow, like it seriously felt like an eternity. Of course that was thursday, and I started squats up again monday…and went too high on the volume. I’m gonna stop sprint training from Mid-May until about end of July I figure…unless you guys think I should tough it out until July 1st, then just take off for a month and start GPP again?
Besides those questions, I have lifting related questions now. What kind of routine should a sprinter with powerlifting/strength goals like me follow? I’m nowhere near my peak in strength, my best deadlift being about 475 when I wieghed about 155. I’m nearing the end of SPP I figure now. What kind of lifting routine should I follow in GPP, early Max V +Accel phase, early speed/special endurance phase (split runs example 2(3x60) done) +late max v phase, and then SPP phase?
I know cookie cutter routines might not be the best, but any serious guidance and support would help me. I was thinking of currently trying this " http://www.joeskopec.com/five.html ", but then I think about how taxing the sprintings going to be on my body, and how I’ll never lift good. This whole year I’ve been thinking about how I’ll never be strong, because sprinting is getting in the way. But I love sprinting too much. I know I’m overobsessing, especially at 16 years old, but I’m very eager for strength and sprint progress. I’ve even been thinking of extending my workout week to 8-10+ days, but I still dont know if I could get in all the weight and sprint workouts separately.
Any ideas for a messed up kid here?