18 May Mixing up Sessions
After a brief discussion this evening thought I’d share my thoughts on mix session to avoid plateauing.
So normally on a Wednesday we’ve been doing some form of run / ride or spin, however today I went for weights followed by spin. As I’m racing again this weekend I used the pyramids for squats, cleans and deadlifts following by walking lunges and cable work for the upper body. Keep moving and making it more like a circuit session if you’re looking at endurance over mass.
Back to the opening statement, two fold effect of changing what the body is used to and by spinning after the weights I find a it’s a little harder on the bike but then intensity of the spin stop the muscles from being subject to DOMs from the heat generated and mobility work done on the spin bike.
It is always worth looking at your training schedule. If you’re keeping a training diary, you have probably seen times or weights plateau around 6 to 8 weeks. This is because the body is a great machine at adapting. When you give the body what it needs to recover between session then the body will adapt quickly and you have to push harder and harder for marginal gains. However, we all know if we suddenly do something we are not used to it used different muscles and challenges the cardio system differently. Try changing up your plan for a week and having some small tweaks in the following weeks training and see how good you feel by the end of it.