03 May Race Week Weights
I always enjoy a good weights session but during a race build up week its always good to limit the load.
When engaging in free weight lifts including the Olympic bar work I believe it is important to reduce the ultimate weight, say to around 70-75% of normal load but push for as much range of movement as you can achieve. During squats, set the cage one click lower or make that extra effort to lift with a straight back when dead-lifting.
Today’s set included squat, dead-lifts, lunges, some free movement chest work along with pull-up. Being race build week this was followed by a 8 minute run with two three minute flat out intervals. Before ride home.
I always like to push as hard as possible to the ride home from weight training, as you have fatigue in the body it really makes you work on technique and being fluid on the pedals in order to spin them up.