Training Cycles

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    • Training Cycles

      I'm at a point in my career where I've had enough experience to see a few different training styles and am starting to look at switching up cycles, be it weight variance in implements or specific lifts as to much muscle confusion. I understand that over a long enough period of time the body adapts to a new stimulus and stops changing so my question is how long do we want to stay on a certain stimulus? I'm beginning to think after 3 weeks we become adapted and staying for another 3 weeks we really hone in the skills and strengths from the specific stimulus. Is a 6 week cycle to long? I've heard of 10 week cycles, I've also heard of an entire season staying with the same throwing and lifting cycle because the implements distance keeps increasing. Thoughts?
    • You thinking the right way my guy.
      1. Plan what’s you adaptin to fam. Weightroom or the implements or boff?

      2. Simalac crowd can go ages bruh weeks on weeks ssdd. 1-3 for weeks for dem “snowflakes” tho, if program ain’t calculus nahmean. Maybe look at sessions not weeks too fam.

      3. My guy if weight room is simple jack then you can go Einstein on throws fam. I knows one program goes 1 day maybe 2 weightroom and different ball each day of week.

      If weightroom all Inception then throws gotta be Titanic, gotta know what’s coming nahmean. No surprises.

      4. Simple is best my guy. Change to change just as bad as or worse than staying same. Michael Jackson paradox bruh.

      But i you gotta do you wit the data collection. dunno maybe some boomers can chime in.

      Happy Hollidays yall
    • Joe Riccio wrote:

      I'm at a point in my career where I've had enough experience to see a few different training styles and am starting to look at switching up cycles, be it weight variance in implements or specific lifts as to much muscle confusion. I understand that over a long enough period of time the body adapts to a new stimulus and stops changing so my question is how long do we want to stay on a certain stimulus? I'm beginning to think after 3 weeks we become adapted and staying for another 3 weeks we really hone in the skills and strengths from the specific stimulus. Is a 6 week cycle to long? I've heard of 10 week cycles, I've also heard of an entire season staying with the same throwing and lifting cycle because the implements distance keeps increasing. Thoughts?
      I feel like 3 weeks would be minimum (i tried three 2-week blocks in a row one year and it was tough, never felt like you made much progress before you moved on, lesson learned). I've had best success with 4 weeks with no changes in exercises and volume. if you you go longer than that, you'll need to change intensity and/or volume in order to keep your body from stagnating. I've personally had great gains in 6 and even 8 week blocks. But those were usually in years I only threw discus outdoors (no indoors) after general prep and before competition time. if you do and indoor season, it might be tough to have blocks 6 weeks or longer. but, like bruh said, keep it simple and collect data and see what works best for you and your athletes.