I just completed Six Weeks to Sweet Spot (the basic version) and saw big gains coming pretty much off the couch after letting my fitness/training drop (read: none) during grad school. As I’m trying to build back fitness ( and hope there’s a road season next year), I’m not sure which training plan to do next. I’m interested in the 32 week Off Season Resistance + SS or 16 week Resistance + SS (potentially intermediate this time) but am now show how this well this would pair since I’ve just finished SS pt. 1. Should I just go through the plans individually, can I individual add blocks to make best use of my current CTL, or should I just start pt.1 over again?
The biggest thing @DANIELJSCHNUR is that timing is everything and you want to be timing your training in relation for your events in 2021.
That’s what our 32 week plan does - lays what you should be doing in order and in the right amounts: Fall Foundation > Weights > Sweet Spot Base
To piggy back off of the Big Cat, here is detailed breakdown of those two plans you are considering:
The Resistance training + Sweet spot (16 weeks) includes our 10 week resistance training plan which includes the 4 phases (read all about the weight training here) and then includes Sweet Spot part 2 to help raise your CTL/fitness. Rest weeks are included. This plan is meant for those cyclists that need to still build a base, but didnt get an early enough start. – aka the second best option
The ideal thing to do (like Frank suggests) is the 32 week off season plan, which includes the fall foundation, 10 week resistance plan and sweet spots 1-3 (and your rest weeks) to get a substantial increase in your CTL and set you up for a successful 2021 season!
The plan you choose really depends on your specific goals and when your A race will be next year.
P.S. for FtFP’ing SS part 1!