i am calling all decathletes-kings of track&field to give us some insight into their training.[/quote]
My college roommate is decathlete,last time I checked, he had the 15th highest score in D1 (second highest for a freshman). The following is just info I’ve gotten from him
how do you balance training for 10 different events?
for the most part the decathletes trained with the sprinters, and on certain days throughout the week they worked on technique for different events (seperate from the sprinters)
Not sure, typically they do CNS intensive work (full sprints/heavy lifing) on Tuesdays and Thursdays (they typically have have meets on weekends - he competed in the decathelon every few weeks, other weeks he would do one or two different events (like hurdles and 400m at one meet)
The rest of the week they did runs or lifts were not (from how he explained them) CNS intensive
monitoring overall fatigue?
Like I mentioned above, only did CNS intensive work twice a week. Also, they do not compete in the decath every week.
priorities in weight room?
he said they did a lot of: squatting, benching, hanging snatch, push press, power cleans, RDLs, GHRs. Sometimes at 90% (on tuesdays or thursdays) other times they did complexes.
he eats shitty cafeteria food and lucky charms (seriously)
developing mental toughness to endure 2 days of competing?
thank in advance!
long live T-Nation!!!