Tag Archives: off-season

Quantifying Success: Before Pics and Testing

Before starting a workout routine, it’s a great idea to take note of where you’re coming from. While running Phase 1, you will want to eat as much as you need to in order for your body to repair itself and build muscle. This means you will be eating above your maintenance number of calories. […]

Phase 1: Strength Training

The Mohawk Valley Cup has ended and, with it, our competitive season comes to an end. Practices continue as normal, but there is no longer a reason to remain unfatigued and bout-ready. Instead, it’s time to test the limits of your body’s strength and ability to recover. This should take up at least half of […]

The Plan: Purpose, Goals, and Phases

Before I start going into the details of my off-season training, it’s important to identify the purpose of the off-season and make sure the goals are clear. I could serve myself well to just head into the gym every other day and do a few sets of this and a few sets of that and […]

Off-Season Approaches

Every jammer has been there before. You fight hard, you make a few mistakes, you get beaten up, but finally you’ve made your way out of the pack… though not before your opponent. That’s ok, you still have a job to do. You’re tired but you hear your bench manager yelling “go, go, go!” You […]