I received the following comment on facebook after posting a video of a very challenging General Strength routine called Core H (video).
Great core work out. How much recovery time should a 15 year old take between workouts? The 15 year old has been training 6 days a week with his high school cross country team. He is not as advanced as the athlete on the video. His mile time is 6 minutes. Is she doing core work every day? Does your DVD have information on scheduling work outs to prevent over training?
The type of high school athlete described here should not be doing Core H, but rather should follow the Eight Week General Strength progression that I wrote for Running Times. It’s easy to follow – it’s broken into Hard Days and Easy Days, and is grouped into two week segments. [Read more…]