Core workout rep's / duration

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    Scott Johnston on #9589

    Alan;

    You can use these exercises as general conditioning by doing more 10+ reps with lower resistance or you can focus on increasing your maximum strength by making the different exercises more challenging (weight vest, heavy shoes, bigger dumb bells etc) and do low (4-6) reps with with more sets and longer rests between sets.

    There is no one way to use these. As with any training: What is your goal?

    Scott

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    Alan Russell on #9591

    Thanks Scott,

    My understanding (based on TFNA and UA) is that the goal with the strength exercises is (in a simple form), to get strong enough, and then maintain it. In the context of a training plan, I’m thinking the goals (again in a very simple form) would be:
    – Transition Period – assess strength, address weaknesses, and prepare the body to train harder with general conditioning, so 10-20 rep’s or build up to 1 minute for isometrics x 2+/week;
    – Base Period, max strength – Pick the hardest core exercises (probably about 4) and do 4-10 second holds or 2-6 rep’s x 2/week.
    – Other times (Base Period ME, Climb specific, Tapering, Peak) – maintain strength with the hardest exercises 1x/2wks.

    Does that seem sensible?

    Alan

    Keymaster
    Scott Johnston on #9600

    Alan;

    That’s a very reasonable approach and should work well.

    Scott

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    Alan Russell on #9668

    Thanks very much Scott, that’s great.

    Alan

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