I’ve started recently with a new trainer, and he’s completely changed my weight training methods. Instead of using a 4 day split, he says I only need to lift twice a week, and he has me doing a lot of strongman stuff, plus sled dragging, tire flipping, etc. the weights i do lift are done only explosively. He said that I don’t ever need to improve my limit strength.
I’m curious about a couple of things. first, can I make optimal progress only training twice a week? I’m in my off-season, so my sport-specific training is not too grueling right now, and I don’t want to under-train. Also, is it wise to never do any limit strength training - wouldn’t increasing my limit strength also help with my starting and speed strength? Finally, what kind of program would you put together for a boxer? At this new gym I have access to almost any sort of equipment you could imaging - stones, bands, safety squats, sleds, tires, etc. - and I am kind of overwhelmed putting everything together. Thanks for your time.