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one legged strength endurance exercises one legged strength single leg squats strength endurance

For the next six weeks or so I am emphasizing building up my strength endurance.  Today I was in the weight room working on legs and doing 3 sets of 12-15 for all exercises.  I LOVE leg days at the gym.

Since I am working on endurance and using lighter weights, I am doing mostly one... more!
T-test and Sprint Fatigue Test fitness testing sprint fatigue test t test

Sunday I did two more fitness tests.  I performed the T-test and the sprint fatigue test.  The T-test is a fairly common tests that is supposed to measure agility.  It has been run by many athletes so there is a lot of data to which you can compare yourself.  The sprint... more!
Fitness Testing: what are the relevant options? fitness testing sprint fatigue test t test timed mile vertical

Here is a list of the fitness tests I'll be using to measure my progress this year:

  1. timed mile
  2. 30 m sprint fatigue test
  3. t test
  4. 40 yard sprint time
  5. 300 meter sprint time
  6. standing vertical

This is my rationale for each test:

timed mile:  The main reason for doing this test is because it's... more!
Timed Mile endurance fitness testing timed mile

Since I’m going to be documenting my training I’m going to also going to do periodic testing to see what improves and what does not.  Over the next six weeks I’m going to be working on endurance.  I will not be working on steady state endurance.  I will be making... more!
Post Season planning recovery

This blog is supposed to be about my year long training regimen.  Since the season ended about a month ago, I want to fill you in on what I’ve been doing since then.

I thought I might be burned out at the end of the season.  I have, after all been commuting to Philly every weekend... more!
Future Topics: Nov/Dec

I hope for this blog to be a good mix of theory and practice.  In addition to talking a little bit about what I'm doing each day, I'll be posting about strength and conditioning theory.  What I choose to talk about will be influenced by what's currently in my training schedule.  My... more!