Has anybody ever heard of the DAPRE technique? I’m helping out my former high school soccer team with pre-season strength training, and the coach uses the DAPRE technique. He told me that it is used by both the US Men’s National Team (soccer) and the US wresting team. (By the way, I really doubt both of these squads use the same training protocol.)
He sent me a template and it includes ten different exercises. The first set of each exercise is 10 reps at 50% of 1RM, and the second set is 6 reps of 75% of 1RM. Oh yeah, and the template didn’t include any excerises, which allows the athletes to choose their own exercises. (Duh!)
My initial impression is that program is complete garbage. Does anybody else have another opinion on this technique? If it is complete garbage, how do I let him down gently?
Oh yeah, and in my conversation with him yesterday I learned that creatine is very dangerous, so stay away!!