SCHEDULING YOUR TRAINING
Knowing when to fit strength training into your week can sometimes be confusing especially if you are training for other sports at the same time. It is really important not to take this for granted as we want to get maximum benefit from every training session.
A few key guidelines we like to give our clients are as follows:
Athletes: The below image show's an example of a Training Week belonging to an Athlete who competes in Long Distance Triathlon. We have explained where it would be ideal for them to schedule their strength workouts, to gain the most from all their sessions. Your training week may look similar to this or completely different, however the basic principles remain the same.
Non Athletes: If strength training is your main form of training during the week , below is an example of how you could lay out your week. Ideally we would look to have at least 24 hours rest in between session. Mobility is essential but it doesn't count as a strength session. Strength sessions generally elevate your heart rate and work to an intensity that will illicit physical changes.
Question: "I'm a triathlete and as such my training goes through different stages. I realise that everyone is different but if there was some way to identify where in the training lifecycle (e.g. off season, 1 month to go etc) certain sessions should be done that would be great."