I’ll be at the beach for three months this summer, and up on return I will start in a varsity fencing program. My goal is to gain as much functional strength (and any mass I can get) as possible while keeping fat gains to an absolute minimum. I will be at the beach without a shirt on, after all.
I’ve been doing the Max-OT system (4-6 reps, heavy weight) for a while now and want to change it up.
I would like to do some power lifting first, including squats, deadlifts, cleans, and presses for a month or so. I can lift five days a week, so split up however is best. I can’t figure out how to make a workout including these since so many of the lifts work multiple muscle groups.
I’d like to do the Waterbury Method for the next month. I’ll use the split I’ve used so far because it works for me and I enjoy it.
The last month, I want to really focus on speed and power. I plan on doing plyometrics, sprints, jumps, etc. Where’s a good place to find a good workout program for building speed?
Does this seem like a decent plan? I’ll be lifting with a friend who hasn’t lifting much, but is in decent shape. Any constructive advice would be appreciated. Thanks.