Thanks SM.....bookmarked the article and will check it out when I get time. Definitely going to take you up on that deload week at some point, my body is starting to feel pretty beat up
I went to the local rec center for "drop-in basketball" from 1pm-4pm. Unfortunately, I was the only one that dropped in, but it was still fun because I hadn't touched a basketball in a long time. I basically spent the first 2 hours rotating between 20 minutes of shooting drills + 20 minutes of doing stuff on my phone. Man, I thought I wouldn't even remember how to shoot but it was all still there. Felt so good that I'm going to try the Thursday night drop in where supposedly people actually show up to that one so I hopefully I'll get some full court run.
For the last hour in the gymnasium, I did an assortment of conditioning stuff from suicides to full court sprint dribbling and lay-ups to running up and down the court shooting transitions 3's to running sprints around the outside of the court.
I definitely want to be ready to go if I get invited to this academy in March and there's supposedly A LOT of running involved.
Felt much better than my last press abomination. Gonna go for a 2.5 lb increase next time and expect to get it.
I thought these were going to be brutal based on how much running I did yesterday and how sore my legs were, but I powered through this without any real threat of failing. 2.5 lb increase for sure.
I started my cut in between 2 and 3 weeks ago, and I've lost 10 lbs. Way faster than I expected, but I'm definitely not complaining as long as my strength doesn't decline at a ridiculous rate. I'm going to up my calories just a little bit and aim to lose about 2 lbs a week until the academy in about 7 weeks. That would put me at around 185 lbs which would be so much better to deal with all of the running than the 210 I was at.