Damn Coach, you blew my mind a little!
I was getting so caught up in the whole super-specific mindset, like Bulgarian style,
I stopped thinking about other kinda training for non-strength athletes.
Lately I’m trying to combine Max Shanks total athleticism kind of workouts with some of you’re strength building ideas. Of course with some Dan John sprinkled in
Fell in love with the high frequency, high/moderate intensity, low/moderate volume, almost minimalist workouts like both you and Max advocate for maximal skill development. Also seem to have the least impact at martial arts practice and mentally less taxing than nearly killing you’re self once a week.
Very interested in you’re opinion (sorry for being a pain in the glutes, coach!):
As lifting component of the total athleticism kinda workouts (not sure if you read it) going for front squats, deadlifts and sumo’s (quads, hammies, glutes) will not kill the CNS, and give a nice all-round lower body-strength.
Maybe like this:
Super set 1 Super set 2
day 1 front squat (normal, double progression 5x5), Sumo (CAT, 70%, 10x2)
day 2 front squat (CAT, 70%, 10x3), Deadlift (normal, 5x5 double progression)
day 3 front squat (same day 1), Sumo (same day 1)
day 4 front squat (same day 2), Deadlift (same day 2)
day 5 front squat (same day 1), Sumo (same day 1)
Of course for this frequency, I have to err at the side of safety and real struggling at the double progression won’t be allowed.
The upper body will be taken care of by gymnastic exercises like Max shows.
This will all be done in the super sets taken form his article, the sets and reps for the other, non-lifting exercises will be matched with the lifting.
Proper rest periods will be taken.
Sorry, CT I murder you with such a question, yet if total athleticism and you’re ridiculously genius methods can be combined, mankind can push awesomeness beyond it’s borders!