Another great workout:Upped the volume slightly for week 3 of this cycle
8x20m contrasted with isorobic (upped the resistance by 1)
5x flying 40m from a 40m run in
15xoverhead shot throw (8 over 16m, new pb of 16.17m)
8x5 hurdle hops @ 24"
6x2 cleans (185,205,225,225,225,225)
Sunny day couldnt ask for much more. Massive pb in the shot toss, almost a full meter without a toe board vs my 15.45m with a toe board. Its coming along nicely. I’m using the shot toss as a measure of CNS freshness, and so far the results have been outstanding. I’m hoping my speed is improving along with the throws. Only time will tell. If my shot throws keep coming along I may have to try out shot put for a competition or two.
I understand your pain, I found longer reps to be easier. Instead of doing 20x100’s you could do 6x200 or 4x300 at a slightly faster pace. Also when doing 100’s you need to do 15-20 straight reps to get the tempo effect.
I don’t care what you call it, the method works more then pure S2L. There are many coaches/athletes on this forum following a pure S2L and there athletes suck ,mainly because they don’t have Charlie skills.
No one questions the success…just the terms… strength is max lift,throws, max acceleration…
Works more?depend on the athlete…I had one athlete who digged himself into a hole using L to S, repeat 300 and so, and got very fast, constant and motivated ina s to l…others do the opposite…Individualization is the key…
On average, the faster the athlete, the better he responds to StL…just my experience with my athletes and the many coaches I personally know or I’m in contact with.
If I should marry a philosophy I’d say a concurrent one, but again sometimes is just a matter of giving a meaning to a word.
Typical italian training ( see my thread of some years ago), can hardly be classified Lto S, and not for sure StoL…however, it is something I no longer use, and despite national federation pressure, half of the ideal European Championships relay team is " converted" to a Sto L philosophy (in my book, both concurrent)
You can use tempo 300 in both setups.
I guess athletes such as, Powell, Gay, Bolt, and Rodgers aren’t fast enough to count towards L2S. BTW, most coaches who use L2S do a poor job setting up the overall program - poor lifting, god loads of intensive tempo, and usually no short speed work.
Man, that last 250 is always brutal. Went 29.9, 29.7 then 31s. I dont think I hit the first one hard enough and then push a little harder with less in the tank on the second. Understandable given I’ve got to get through all three. At max I’d say I could run a 29.4-5. My goal is to hit 28.9s before I chop the distance down to 230m.