Can you lift in-season? The short answer is yes, but you cannot train like you did in your off-season due to practice and game demands.
Here are some common myths and facts surrounding in-season training…
Myth: Lifting in-season will make you slow.
Fact: Lifting in-season will maintain your speed.
Myth: Lifting in-season will make you too sore to play.
Fact : Lifting in-season will not make you sore if you limit your lifting volume. Following are examples of the changes to scheduled lifts in and out of season:
|Squat 4×8||Squat 3×5|
|Shoulder Press 3×10||Shoulder Press 2×10|
|RDL 3×10||RDL 2×10|
|Chin-ups 3×8||Chin-ups 2×6|
|Lunges 3×10 each|
Myth: You won’t have time to lift in-season.
Fact : It only takes one training session per week to maintain your progress during the season!
Remember, your goal for in-season training is to maintain what you have worked for in the off-season!