(Btw, this is sports related, but i need advice on recovery, so I thought the bb forum might be better, rather than strength sports)
Very quick background info -
I play for a bball team, and have basically my perfomance has been absolutely crap. My conditioning is awful, and this has a lot to do with it. Bottom line, I have 3 weeks until our next game, and I want to get my ass into gear.
I guess the main question I'm asking is how much can I train before it becomes counter-productive?
My goals are to improve my cardio endurance, while maintaining my strength as much as possible.
My basic plan is to carry on with my full body work outs twice a week, however I will use lower weights and up the speed of the reps, in an attempt to improve explosiveness.
On non lifting days, I will work on my conditioning, which will mainly revolve around the treadmill, using other machines for some variety and to warm up/cool down. (I'm actually away on a 2 week business trip, so can't actually play ball, so am limited to gyms).
My questions are:
Is it ok to perform cardio in the morning on lifting days? How much can I push it?
How many intense cardio days should I have, I was thinking 3, maybe another day with just light cardio, and one day off, with maybe just some stretching.
I basically wanna know how much I can do, i'm willing to push myself as far as I can as long as it helps. I mainly need help with deciding how much to do, and when to do it (i.e are intense cardio days ok the day after a lifting day? Can i do light cardio in the morning, then intense in evening?)
Should I maybe even think of just lifting once a week, in order to reduce stress on my body?
My diet will be full of protein (1g per pound of body weight), I use Surge and BCAA's peri all lifting/intense cardio workouts, and i use fishoils and Superfood and creatine.
I realise this post is a little messy, but any tips would be greatly appreciated.
20 days left! (I had a full body workout today, the high speed lifting felt great, my legs are SORE).