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Conditioning While Doing The Frequency Project


#1

I have just went through a cycle of the Frequency Project from the Beyond 5/3/1 book. With my schedule being very erratic it was exactly what I needed to keep a focus on my training. It was suggested in the programming of this that there would be no conditioning but I was wondering how you could put a conditioning component in there too. Since the workouts are divided into upper/lower kind of thing I was thinking of maybe just doing some hill sprints or prowler work as assistance work on the squat and/or deadlift days.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


#2

[quote]obrnpwrlftr wrote:
It was suggested in the programming of this that there would be no conditioning[/quote]
And so it should be, for good reasons (recovery is a big priority when following this particular template).

I really wouldn’t do much more than a good walk at a brisk pace on lower body days.


#3

I understand that and that’s why I was suggesting REPLACING the assistance work with conditioning. I am sure just adding conditioning would be a disaster but if I used it in place of the assistance work it may work. Just thinking about it at this point.


#4

If anything, conditioning during this should be “easy” recovery work, ideally AirDyne or weight vest walks. If one wants to do harder conditioning work, I would suggest other templates that factor that in.