Use the same weight for 4 weeks – but can you add another set?
GETTING STRONG AND EXPLOSIVE AT THE SAME TIME
The theme of this 4-week accumulation block is Escalating Density Training. With EDT, we’re looking to accomplish more, quality work in the same time period of time.
Specifically, the goal of this block is to get more sets in the same amount of time.
HOW TO INCREASE THE WORK YOU DO WITHOUT SACRIFICING TECHNIQUE
Complexes: Integrating eccentric strength training and explosive plyometrics
With complexes, we’re working to improve our eccentric strength and stay dynamic with explosive plyometrics.
This training is all about creating a shorter transition from the eccentric portion of a movement to the concentric portion of the movement. For this TEAM block, here’s what our main movements will look like:
GETTING HUGE STRENGTH GAINS WITH WAVE LOADING - BEHIND THE BLOCK
Accumulation block is all about time under tension and density. We can achieve higher outputs if we sustain longer bouts of time under tension with heavier loads in a fixed period of time.
The caveat here is the increased tension coincides with an increased potential for breakdown of technique. Poor technique could result in injury.
Therein lies the challenge: how do you do create more time under tension without a technical breakdown?
The goal of Wave Loading is to manipulate the patterns of loading to increase our strength output. In this post, learn how a systematic loading program design – called Wave Loading – leads to strength gains.