The 3 Week Strength / 1 Week Calisthenics / Cardio (PST related) Block Periodization Cycle Update and Lessons Learned
Check out the NEW Block Periodization Cycle we did Winter of 2020-21:
Increase Strength & Crush the PST / IFT
3 Weeks Strength - 1 Week PT / Cardio Focus
- PST scores (pushup, situps, pullups) were improved in most after 4 weeks strength / PST on week 2. Same for 3:1 as well.
Introducing the Block Periodization Cycle
It is up to you the order you want to do the 4 / 2 week blocks of training. I advise starting with a 2-week block just to get a baseline test score - whatever your fitness test is. For this case, we are doing the Navy BUDS PST (but it can be easily rearranged for the AF PAST or replaced by Army, USMC, or other tests if you prefer.
Where to Find More Information About These Optimal Performance Training Programs
When you start training again, consider the seasonal tactical fitness model. I call it A WAY to train and obviously not the only way to train. But it offers the opportunity to never neglect your weaknesses, helps with flexibility and mobility, but will also put you at a level of physical abilities where you are happy with your overall ability to do just about anything. We have a system where the seasons dictate our training. When it is nicer outside, we tend to run and do more calisthenics. When it is colder and not so nice, we lift more, run less, and still maintain our outdoor activities with shorter runs and rucks. Check it out: Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization System.
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