In-Season by James Mead
The In-Season block is used to maintain all the physical outcomes trained in the previous off and pre-season months. During this period, it becomes difficult to improve on maximal levels of strength and power due to the effects of increased aerobic demands from tournaments and team trainings. It remains highly important to maintain strength & power to reduce injuries during this period where an athlete is putting their body through vigorous demands.
- Remain injury free throughout the competition period
- Be in the best prepared shape physically to compete
- Translate strength and power into repeated high force ultimate movements and game specific elements
- Maintain maximal strength levels (within 10%) from the end of pre-season 2 to the end of the in-season period
- Maintain aerobic capacity of key lower limb muscle groups required for ultimate
Note: stick with the Level you started with during the Off-Season! No switching levels :)
When the major event (or two) of your season approaches, switch to Peaking.
“Going into the in-season phase, the number of sets and reps decreases meaning that I was able to increase the weight on each rep and I found that I increased my power output. This was really obvious in the sprint session (my favourite part of this phase!) as I could feel the power I had when changing direction and was managing to spring out of turns more easily.” – Ophelia Byrne, GBu24 2019