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  • Writer's pictureErika Wescott

It’s Holiday Season and time for a “Mini-Cycle”

Anything less than 6 weeks, I consider to be mini. For what it's worth, there’s no standardized definition for this, but it's how I look at programming.

Why are we doing this now?

Our current 6-week cycle focusing on eccentric lifts is over and it’s time to move on.

With this being the holiday season, I don’t want to start a brand new full cycle until the new year.

It just makes more sense that way.

Now, that doesn’t mean that this cycle is going to be easy or a time to mail it in... We are

still going to go hard.

The training split will be as follows:

Lower Body

Upper Body

Total Body

Conditioning/Muscle Endurance or Pump Day on Saturdays.

There will be no tempo focus, but plan to resume that in the new year with a focus on isometric

holds. This cycle's focus will be on unilateral strength along with a bit of contrast training at the top of the workout.

If you have been following the sprints or overspeed training, I would keep up with it. I know it is getting cold for a lot of us, so outdoor sprints might not be as easy to do. This mini cycle will put us in a good spot heading into the new year.


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