I am setting up my pre season training for spring rugby. Considering your background is football you can think of my position as a well conditioned linebacker. Anyway, my current strength levels are fine compared to the strength standards for that position but considering the increased conditioning work I will need to lower my training max. Do you think resetting to 80% is too much of a drop?
For the conditioning, I am considering the prowler challenge. Problem is, I don't have a prowler. I do have an EFS sled and I am going to tak.e it to work and have some low handles welded on the back so I can push it. After that is done, I will need to experiment to find the weights I need to use for the challenge. Until then, I am thinking of doing hill sprints. I know you said in the challenge that you couldn't program the hill sprints since the hills people use are of various distances, angles, etc. Considering that I will be running the same hill you have made famous, how would you program a challenge using that hill? I could increase/decrease the difficulty by running different areas. This would include where you ran as a medium hill, the big hill and closer to the road as a small hill. Any ideas?
Another thing I am thinking of including is a 100 day burpee challenge. Day one is one burpee. Day two is two burpees and so on until 100 burpees are done on the 100th day. Or do you think that is just gay?