To be honest, I thought the abbreviated max strength is a shorter hill sprints workout (1 set of 4 reps)?! But I had the same question a couple weeks ago.
I’m just beginning my muscular endurance training (week 9 of base period).
I understand that I should still continue doing once a week max strength work-out but it should be abbreviated. How have you shortened your max strength work-outs? If I have had three different exercises (two for legs and one for arms) should I just drop one of the exercises out?
Also, the book tells that later this abbreviated max strength work-out will become a warm-up for ME. When is this exactly?
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A general rule of thumb is to just use half the volume for max strength maintenance.
Can you point me to the page where it says to use max strength as a warm-up? (And in which book?)
Sorry, I only have the print edition. I’m going to guess that it’s a half-volume workout.
Check out “Maintaining Your Max Strength Gains” on page 232.
I would use a half-volume workout as maintenance.