When to start 10 week weight lifting plan

Hi,
My A race is early September 2020. I may do a handful of other races simply for training, results won’t matter. When should I start the weight lifting program so that I still see positive effects in september?

Thanks

Robin

Around 28 - 32 weeks before your event is the best. But during the resistance phase your riding will not be at its best. Let’s will be extremely tired and fatigued during the lifting phase. So keep that in mind.

10 weeks resistance
12-18 weeks sweet spot
6 weeks race specific / intervals
1-2 week taper.

You can also have two peaks a year of planned right and you’ll still see benefits of the resistance phase. The best is when you get to repeat it year after year and continue to see improvements.

Hi,

Thanks for this. It prompted another question though. If I want to peak in early September, what would be the timing of first peak and would I still start the weight lifting at the same time?

Thanks

Robin

So that would look something more like this:

10 weeks resistance
12-18 weeks sweet spot
6 weeks race specific / intervals
1-2 week taper.
First Peak
1 - 2 week rest
6 week Sweet Spot 2 or 3
6 week race specific
1 week taper
Second peak

Things can be adjusted or changed a bit, but this is just a rough guideline.

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