Hey guys I am on a strength training program as you all know and my lower body day is monday and thursday.
The problem is I have practice on monday and we just run like 2 full court pick up games. I workout around 2 pm and practice is at 7:30 pm. Would this in any way stop me from gaining strength recovery wise or anything?
I believe (though I may be wrong) that Chad Waterbury recommends about 6 hours between 2-a-day workouts. You’re coming in quite a bit under that, since you said you train around 2pm. Figuring the workout’s even just 45 minutes, that’s only about 4 and a half hours between sessions.
Depending on how you’re enjoying the results of your program so far, you can either:
1 - Drop the Monday lifting completely. Use Monday as the “Sports practice day” and Thursday as the lifting day. I’m pretty certain this is exactly why Joe DeFranco only has one leg day in Westside for Skinny Bastards.
2 - Markedly reduce the volume of the Monday weight session. The volume, not the intensity. This should help to counteract the high volume running during the games.
3 - Keep things as-is, eat like a horse before, after, and during training, and hope for the best.
Let us know how it turns out.