Alright Tmen. In need of some advice here. With my lacrosse season approaching in a couple of months i am kinda stuck on how i should be lifting.
Right now i have 3 very tough conditioning practices a week, and a rec league indoor + basketball game a week. On top of this i am trying to lift 4 days a week.
The problem here is lately my lifts have been going down, i feel like shit most of the time and nagging injuries are popping up.
So any advice on how i should schedule my lifting? I was thinking of going back to 5/3/1 but i don’t know.
My goals: 1. Make the varsity team 2. Continue to get stronger 3. look good.
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Hey man, I’d cut it down to 2 lifting days a week, if not just 1 right now.
I also would just seek to maintain what you’ve got, and not make huge gains. You’re an athlete, so I always recommend focusing on your sport, and using the weight room to maintain your strength.
You’ll still likely make gains, but don’t go crazy.
I’d focus on squats and overhead right now. Ditch deadlifts as it’s just too much strain currently, and don’t bench as it will tighten up your upper body and make handling the ball more difficult.
As far as programming, I’d just head in and give it a good honest 5x5, and if it gets easy after a few weeks add 10lbs.
Just my .02