i’m trying to get some feedback on a program that was designed for a few friends of mine. the program was designed by a guy who is a professional athlete, has a degree in biomechanics, has been training for years, yada yada… he basically should know his stuff by now. it surprised the shit out of me when i saw it, because a few of the set/rep schemes were something that i’d never seen before.
the workout plan has your basic (if old fashioned) phases of hypertrophy, strength, speed/power. in the speed/power phase, he has athletes doing sets of 30 seconds, racking the weight for 15 seconds, and then repping out with the same weight. he has them doing this with squats and cleans, in the same workout (supersetted with other exercises i might add), 3 times a week, for two different two week cycles during the summer.
just wanted to hear any comments on where he might have picked this workout up from, or if it has any theoretical basis. again, he’s a pro athlete, has a solid education, years of training, so at least think about it. feel free to flame, but i wouldn’t mind seeing something other than “that guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about what a loser, everyone knows westside says dynamic days for speed should be blah blah”. if you know that it’s bullshit and have a reason why it’s bullshit, then i’d love to hear it. i’m new to lifting, so am just looking for some informed guidance. i don’t want to hear about how you know it’s bullshit because someone else says something else is better. i’ve probably already read ‘someone else’ article, and as far as i can remember it doesn’t contain this type of set. it seems like everyday i read something new though, so just wondering if this could have any merit.