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Off Season Training Program?


My next meet is in the summer, and I am about to finish a training cycle. Does anyone know any good off season program that has you benching and squatting 2x a week and deadlifting once? Thanks


Dan John had an article on this site several months ago about an off-season program for athletes. It worked well for me when I had six months between meets. On two days/week do a set of barbell complexes for conditioning, then at some point on those days do a strength workout as well. On one, do front squat and bench press, and on the other do deadlift and military press. (I use 5/3/1 for the sets/reps on these) On two other days/ week warm up to and do one set of twenty rep squats, adding 5 pounds per week.