I’ve been out fo the gym for a while due to life, but I’m planning to head back in very soon. The last lifting routine I did was EDT, and while my lifts went up quite a bit, I don’t know how much actaully translated into functional strength.
I am a relatively new speed skater, and want to tailor my lifting to success on the track. I tried talking to some of my team mates, but I learned from them that if creatine helps reduce soreness then it is stopping you from gaining muscle, that squats should never go to parallel and should be done as quickly as possible, and upper body strength is not a big focus since you skat with your legs.
So anyway, are there any other skaters here? Any ideas on programs? I'm planning to race the 500 and the 1000 in the fall.