First of all let me apologize as I am heading out of town for a week and have had little time to do much else outside of work besides prep, plan, and pack. It has been a chore but will pay off in the end (doesn’t it always?).
Very good questions that I should have addressed sooner. Currently my paintball level is not nearly where I want it to be. I am coming off of a 3 year break from mid-level tourney ball (typical speedball). Money and schooling kept me from continuing at the time. Every day was painful not playing so now that I have money and time I want to do it right.
Now my goals, on the other hand, are to eventually play at the national level (within the next three to four years). I am currently 23 years old which will make that a little bit more uncommon these days but I played for eight years prior to taking a stint off. Flexibility is one area that I am definitely wanting to look at as I a have not focused on it strongly but know how important it is.
What else do you need to know about training levels and such to help out?
Thanks for the greeting, it is nice to see you again as well.
I am definitely looking a little deeper into Westside for Skinny Bastards. It seems like a decent program but I want to check on a few things about it first. Also, I have not gotten a chance to tear it apart much as I have been planning and preparing for a week out of town (talk about work!).
I really like the idea of using the off days for skills/speed training. Right now I do 2 HIIT sessions a week and one steady state cardio so it will not be like I am adding much, more or less just changing it around.
Good questions. I am 6ï¿½?? 0ï¿½?? tall. My position that I used to play is mid but am willing to adapt and change to fit what works best for me. Currently I am not on a team (due to the time off and location change) so paint will be a cost that has to be pocketed for a bit until I can get in with a sponsor. Out of curiosity, when you played for Gridlock did those who actually went to the gym and such show better performance over those who did not?
Sprinting is definitely key, which is why I have kept it a part of my program as much as possible. The bursts of speed are huge. Getting low also ties into duckï¿½??s flexibility comments so that is a must.