Legion Podcast #35: How to Split up your Reps – Legion Strength & Conditioning

Legion Podcast #35: How to Split up your Reps

Most people approach their workouts with some sort of plan – but that doesn’t mean that they’re able to execute on it. In this podcast, we are going to go over the main things that athletes need to be thinking about when they’re thinking about how they’re going to split up their reps in workouts.

It’s not as simple as just making a spreadsheet and having a perfect fractioning strategy.

Instead, athletes need to be able to make a plan based upon their current capacity, the interference between movements in the workout, and their expected level of metabolic fatigue. Then, athletes need to be able to adjust on the fly during their session based upon how they’re actually feeling since sticking to a plan that is unraveling is a surefire way to completely fall apart during a workout.

In this podcast, we’re going to break down how to effectively design conditioning workouts so that you can actually get better at doing the things that you struggle with under fatigue.

Check out the full conversation with Jon and Todd to learn:

  • The 3 things that athletes need to consider when making a plan for splitting up their reps in a workout
  • How to use training as an opportunity to learn about your capacity in different scenarios
  • How to find the right balance between sticking to a plan and “pushing through” and calling an audible and adjusting on the fly

Listen below – or on the podcast player of your choice.

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Show Notes:

  • [00:17] Most people have some sort of plan going into a workout, but what are the 3 things you should be thinking about when coming up with a strategy?
  • [07:33] The best time to learn what works best for you is during training. Here’s what you need to focus on.
  • [17:10] How does overall metabolic fatigue impact fractioning strategies? And how do you know when you’re going to redline?
  • [21:29] What is the balance between sticking to your plan – and being adaptable and adjusting on the fly?

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