Cycle Four of the mature athlete training incorporates a new training plan. There's more emphasis on your favorite sport or activity, coupled with physical training to augment it. To accomplish this, four 3-week segments make up the 12-week cycle. Here's what the second half of the cycle looks like:




The objective of this 12-week cycle is improvement in your favorite sport or activity along with the continued development of strength, cardiovascular conditioning, joint flexibility, and body fat reduction. Whatever your goal or challenge, adhering to this 12-week plan will assist you in becoming your best. You simply need to add your sport/activity specific training days according to the prescribed training plan. Use these strength training forms to record your progress.


Week 12, Day 3



Sport/Activity Practice



Conditioning #4:

30:00 @ 1:00 hard effort and :45 of easy effort



Total Body Strength #4:

Squat x 20 - 25

Hamstrings x 12 - 16

Squat x 15 - 20

Hamstrings x 8 - 12


Incline Press x 10 - 14

Chin Ups x Max Reps

Incline Press x 8 - 12

Chin Ups x Max Reps


Dips x Max Reps

Low Row x 8 - 12

Abdominals x 40 - 50