Could we get strength training plans that provide a gradual progression? At the moment, the options for the intermediate are either:
- Intermediate 1-3, or
- Intermediate 4-6.
I’d like to see options for:
- Intermediate 2-4, and
- Intermediate 3-5.
I’ve just finished Intermediate 1-3, and don’t think I’m ready to jump up all the way to 4-6. In the meantime, I’ve restarted the 1-3 plan, and I’ll just add one to the listed session to give me a 2-4 program.
We’re working on an entirely new way of organising our STR routines so that the progression is a bit more linear. However, in the meantime – as that’s several months away – you can just substitute the sessions you feel you’re ready for with whatever you have in your schedule. If you feel ready for Level 4, then do a a week of L4A/L3B, a week of L3A/L4B, a rest week and then switch up fully to L4. The most important thing is that you’re doing your STR on the days that the integrated plan has scheduled.
Thanks Sir @David.McQuillen.KoS.
Just started a new Intermediate 1-3 program today, and will be doing the next difficulty level up each time, turning it into a Intermediate 2-4 program.
so going straight through 1-6 over 6 weeks is not the way to do it…? oops i wondered why I have been throttled at the end of the week. I do love these progressions though. As a triathlete, I would love to see more upper body movement, but the core exercises and focus on form has been really spot on.
For more upper body exercises, do the 30 min upper body focus session and the two Swim Strength sessions A and. B.