Review this sample training log …
Barbell Back Squat (Buffalo Bar)
Aug 1st — empty/95/145/195/245x5
Aug 5th — empty/95/145/195x15
Aug 10th — 2C+/95/145/195/245+2Cx5
> 2 Chains = 85lbs (425lbs Volume improvement from Aug 1st)
Aug 15th — 3C+/95/145/195/245+3Cx1
> 3 Chains = 125 (1280lbs Volume decrease from Aug 10th, despite it being an intensity PR)
Coaches Notes: 5 days recover does give enough rest days to fully recover & super-compensate to the degree that the lifter should train maximal effort attempts (1-5RM).
Total sleep hours between:
Aug 1st — 10th = 63
Aug 10th — 15th = 35
It appears that 63 total sleep hours between maximal effort attempts provided this lifter a higher degree of RECOVERY & SUPER-COMPENSATION compared to 35 hours.
Now of course, this is only a small sampling size & there can be many other forms of stress that may have effected this specific lift — BUT! What if the lifter maintains the same training schedule and this same pattern continues to appear?
Now the lifter, can use this information to make adjustments to their training intensity & frequency so that their body is in a constant state of FULL RECOVERY & SUPER-COMPENSATION before engaging in strenuous exercise.
Imagine that! 9 days recovery between the same workout yields better strength results than 4 …
The lifter who trains to frequent with the same intensity & volume often suffers from the Law of Accommodation
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