Personally, I train differently in the summer. I play probably around 25 hours of basketball per week during the summer. This causes problems with leg day, because AFTER leg day I can barely walk for the next 2 days, let alone run or jump. It’s really vexed me over the years. So I end up not training my legs as much during the summer. Anyone else vary routine based on time of year?
ALSO if anyone has a suggestion for how to train my legs AND still be able to run jump and do everything else basketball requires, please chime in.
I’ll tell you right now to set your priorities. Either lessen your leg day volume or lessen your basketball. You’ll have to sacrifice something. It’s perfectly normal.
If you still want to maintain volume for both, bulk up on recovery supplements. Fish oil, ZMA, BCAA and a recovery shake should help you. Mass dose the BCAAs. Their effects are limited, though, and they cost a lot together.
There’s nothing wrong with giving your legs a break for a little while, plus your doing a lot of sport, this is all good. Your back and legs will have a break. I would just train legs to maintain them and hit them back hard when basket ball had ended. Just my 2% of a buck.