I’m no expert, but I coached HS football a long time and I just have a few ideas: 1. The “heavy” day should be the day after a game…actually, right after a game works well, too, especially for underclassmen who play on the day before the Varsity, having them train on the Friday, for example,….
First, I didn’t write any of this! I had some people ask me about Functional Isometric Conctractions and I put this together for those interested. I hope it helps. From the July 1964 “Lifters Corner,” by John Terpak, in Strength and Health:
When Bob Bednarski got his first “Lifter of the Year” award after he doing so well at the 1966 World Championships, Strength and Health Magazine published his workouts: Best lifts at the time: 402, 352, 446 (Press, Snatch and Clean and Jerk)
This material comes from a great Strength and Health article from 1964. This is GREAT stuff for a modern lifter to think about. “As a contest gets closer, I eliminate more and more power and substitute it with more and more Olympic lifting. Approximately eight to ten days before the meet I eliminate all power….
Mills believes weightlifting should be a “way of life,” aimed at teaching young men and women inner toughness, discipline and concentration. “You’re feeling that weight. It should all be one movement. Look up at the top of the pull and jump down fast. All one movement. Time it right, and the weight will literally feel….