Epicycles

183kgx5, sumoman

Pistol Squat × 12 reps per leg

In a previous post I mentioned how Bompa categorises training cycles. All proper programs consist of cycles, indeed a proper strength training program is composed of cycles within cycles. For example the Russians started assessing children for different sports from an early age (about 9 or 10 years old). They begin with very generalised training, which over time becomes more specific. Their weightlifters peak at around 22 to 28 years of age. Then they go into maintenance mode for several years, keeping peak strength for competitions as long as possible. Each of the stages involves cycles within cycles.

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