What’s up T-Nation.
Football season has just recently started and I was hoping for some advice as to what I should be doing inseason to maintain my strength.
I’m 17, 180lbs and 5’11. I play safety and wide receiver.
Most recently I have followed the WSFSB2 and T-dawg2.0. As for inseason, CT has suggested that his athletes use 2-4 weekly sessions of 2-3 exercises per session (1 whole body lift, 1 upper, 1 lower). He also suggests 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps.
For the past two weeks I have done the following:
Monday - Power Clean 5sets/3
Bench Press 5sets/3
Split Squats 5sets/3
Wed. - Squat 4sets/4
Push Press 4sets/4
Friday - Deadlift 3sets/5
Bent over Barbell Row 3sets/5
How does that look?
Now for the questions:
- What is the best TIME to workout? Right after practice or later in the day? Should I workout on days off?
- What loads should I use. Is it best to warm up and build up to my rep maximums for each lift every session? Should I try to be increasing my stength numbers? or simply maintain what Ive been doing before.
- How often should I be changing the exercise selection/rep schemes?
- How should my diet now be different than if i were simply bulking?
Any advice you guys want to throw at me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!