I am having trouble creating a split that will allow me to focus on improving athleticism in a variety of areas. I understand that the answer may actually lie in the question Ive presented, but bear with me.
Decathaletes obviously are able to accel in a variety of areas, and I would like to do the same. What kind of split would best accomodate my desire to increase my sprinting speed, jumping ability, arm throwing strength, agility, endurance, hitting power in baseball, striking power in boxing, lifting strength and muscle size?
I have had great results applying Charles’ loading protocols to a split where I have from 3-7 days rest between bodyparts, but cannot figure out where to place training for some of the activities listed above. I dont think my question is outside the paramaters of this forum, and Ill provide additional info if necessary. PLEASE ADVISE
Also, where did the idea of muscle recovery come from? I ask because we all probably have distant relatives who slaved away 6 or 7 days a week performing manual labor (construction, logging, farming) and were big and strong. These people worked the same muscles each day, no real down time and became rock solid. Is there anything to this?
Thanks for your time