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|Subject: ||RE: Captainrobbo/Eurodonkey: strength for masters|
I'm impressed you did those tests. The point is not the score, it's the improvement over time. Or decline, over the decades :-(
The strength work is supposed to be 5x per week, if you are following Dan and Pavel's schedule. Part of the idea is that over the course of a full week, you're getting the same volume as a more 'traditional' lifter would get in a couple of sessions; and all that practice gives you the neural training to recuit more fibres on the good days. But, as I said, you can go easy on some of those days - very easy, in fact.
I also found that just deciding to do it almost every day solved my big problem of "when to lift". I stopped worrying and just get on with it, and decide in the warmup if it's a heavy day or a recovery one.
But I would personally say that if you do something else power- or strength-related on that day, it counts. So if you did some hill sprints that day, that's one of five ticked off.
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