Being a person who always does too much, making my performance in in Hockey Trainings suffer, I came accross your "perform like Athlete" program. As it was similar but working with less weight and volume than I would normally do, I thought that by doing my weightlifting that way, I would be less tired in the other tasks I do next to weightlifting, especially my hockeytrainings (games worked always well).
However, after the "finding my 3rep max week" I started this program, and after some days I had one of the worst hockeytrainings of my life. It was not that my body was tired, I felt more mentally exhausted.
I don't know if it's because of the frequency, or that I directly started after the "3 max week", or maybe it is normal that way as it is new for my body? (I was never a pussy crying about hard trainings and stuff, normally I just went through it and did even more until a bad feeling went away, but now with all people talking about overtraining and this shit I am afraid to fall in a downwards spiral or something, so I preferred to ask you what you think about it)
I wanted to know:
1. How often a week should Hockeyplayers incorporate weightlifting during the season? -> I am on the Ice: Mo, (tue), Thu, (Fri), Sat, (sun)
->not in brackets: every week/ in brackets: sometimes/depends on the week. (I love weighttraining and do not want to stop it during the season)
As i am pretty exhausted right now, should I just carry on with the program and see wheter it gets better or should I do a week Neural Charge Workouts instead of the Plan-Workouts?
Is a neural charge workout also better than doing nothing when you are overtaxed (ore even overtrained)? Which neural charge circuits would you recommend the most?
You mentioned that you trained some athletes 3 times a day, everyday of the week. Could you tell me how a day or a week like that looked? (I just want to get this overtraining shit people are talking out of my mind and assure once for all for me, that I cannot be overtrained.
In the perform like athlete program you are suggesting three/four core lifts. Should you really do all three in a row or pic one/two out of them? The heavy-zone3 workouts feel pretty good like that, but after the light-zone1 workout I was feeling so bad on ice afterwards, some bodyparts even hurt after the two trainings...
Hey, I thank you so much for helping me! I really appreciate that and am looking forward to meeting you one day and thank you in person for what you are doing here. Great work for real!!!