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Ben Robison
Dec 14, 2017

What if I’m projecting outdoors on the weekends?

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Edited: Dec 15, 2017

 

Looking forward to the sunshine and outdoor air, adjust your power endurance workout to land on the weekend and then adjust the rest of the sessions to fit.

 

Doing an endurance session on Monday or Tuesday will be a good recovery workout after a full-on weekend. What you do during the week will depend on the volume and intensity of your weekend. A training program has to reflect and be mindful of all the physical and mental effort you expend each week.

 

Power midweek will insure you are not getting weaker but have time to recover and a hangboard session (especially Eva Lopez’s short ones) will maintain your strength while not burning you out for the weekend.

 

You might have to skip the second HB session or do it when you get home on after your epic.

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