I have just recently started training for Australian Rules Football, after having about 5 years off. During that last year and half of not playing, I have managed to put on a reasonable amount of weight due to John Berardi’s Scrawny to Brawny and being a regular reader here on T-Nation.
Now that I’m playing footy again, I’m back into 40 - 90min training sessions every tues and thurs nights, and a game every saturday! I’m having trouble fitting my weight training and recovery time into all of this. I obviously realise I’m not going to gain any muscle mass or put on size during this period - my main goal is just to maintain what I already have.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what is the best way to do this? I am thinking probably just sticking to the main compound lifts such as pull ups, bench press, rows, squats, and deadlifts, military press twice a week is best way to do it. Keeping to low reps i.e 5x5/6x4.
This will allow me 2 days recovery each week, which isn’t much but is probably the best I can get.
Anyway, I’m after advice on the best way to train in this situation? ie. would it better to do weights in the morning before a night training session, to maximise my day off/recovery?
If anyone has any suggestions or advice it would be greatly appreciated.