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    Ed Coan's

    Anyone tried Ed's strength training cycles - look great for sprinters - simple and low volume. My only concern would be no unloading weeks within the 14 week cycles.

    2 weeks of 2x10
    2 weeks of 2x8
    4 weeks of 2x5
    2 weeks of 2x3
    2 weeks of 2x2
    2 weeks of 2x1

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    Like any program, depends on the loads. What loads are you suggesting?

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    I honestly prefer Mike Stone's program, similar in terms of the linear progression and has been integrated into a complete program with success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhite03 View Post
    I honestly prefer Mike Stone's program, similar in terms of the linear progression and has been integrated into a complete program with success.
    What is Mike Stone's program and what are the differences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by star61 View Post
    Like any program, depends on the loads. What loads are you suggesting?
    67/67/71/75/78/82/86/89/93/97/100/104/108/112%

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    Why does it 'look great' for sprinters? Or do you not know the difference between powerlifters and other athletes?

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    BTW, Twhite have you read JTS training manual. With slightly lower volume it may work for sprinters.

    Accumulation (week 1)
    Intensification (week 2)
    Realization (week 3)
    Deload (week 4)

    Block 1: 10's
    Block 2: 8's
    Block 3: 5's
    Block 4: 3's

    For example Block 1: Using 90% of 1rm
    Week 1: 5x10
    Week 2: 3x10
    Week 3: RM test
    Week 4: Unload

    Very similar to 5-3-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylemcd View Post
    Why does it 'look great' for sprinters? Or do you not know the difference between powerlifters and other athletes?
    Please inform me of the differences - Ms. pencil neck.??

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    I agree with Lyle. Elaborate on why you feel this would be good and at what time of the year. I'm interested in your reasons. Additionally, what types of sprinting distances/volumes are you incurring during these phases.

    A good lifting program for lifters is quite different than that required for sprinters, particularly as you get out of GPP and into specific prep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NumberTwo View Post
    I agree with Lyle. Elaborate on why you feel this would be good and at what time of the year. I'm interested in your reasons.
    I mention this in the very first post: simple and low volume.

    It's great for me because it's easy to stay on task and give great effort knowing that I only have 2 sets, similar to 10x200 vs 2x200 - lot easier to get up for. My training has been very similar the past 8 weeks with all weights submax and low volume and I have seen great results.

    It is possible to get very strong using very simple or old school methods!!!

    If I did something similar to Ed's program it would be included in my low volume accel phase which will last about 12 weeks.

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