would sprinting itself be high frequency (isometric?) calf training? Isn't that what charlie says?
As for the trap bar: what are you're goals? Do you just want you're trap bar DL max to go up?
Greg Sheppard suggests this:
Trap Bar DL
this would be the core lifts for lower body strength training for a 40 yard dash
I think DL every two weeks is for experienced lifters who are lifting very heavy loads. Beginners should be able to handle more volume
I just want to use either the squat or the trap bar deadlift as my main general lift, and increase my strength in the outdoor season without frying myself.
I'm not quite a beginner, I'm getting close to the twice my body weight range (beginner-intermediate) but again I suspect my work capacity is much lower than most, but you are right, less lifting load means less stress.
I only lift twice a week after GPP. I just want to do as much sprinting as I can and just add in the weight work needed, not any extra.
sorry for taking over this thread awhile back. it looks like it was decided that RDLs > Dead lifts, at least closer to the season or when squats are included in a weekly workout and demands more CNS resources.
Can i ask what specific form of RDL works best: Light weight, something that can be done 10+ reps, Shoulder width stance with an arched back? How much does weight need to be increased throughout GPP?
Heavy deadlifts are more taxing and take longer to recover from than heavy squats. They use a larger percentage of the total number of motor units in your body. I'd focus more on squats. Powerlifters train deadlift less frequently and with less volume than they would train squats because of this. In the middle of track season isn't the time to be upping your deadlift 1 rep max. I do believe in maintaining strength though.
In Key Concepts Elite, Charlie had Deadlifts at a slightly higher motor involvement than squats (70 to 65%)
I tend to be sorer on push based movements then pull based movements, but feel flatter the next day (if no doms) from pull movements.
Continuing to learn is one thing in life that has to continue.
Doms is not a good indicator that you worked hard.
Doms more so means you don't train either that movement with enough regularity or recovery is being hampered via various means.
I often train guys who feel good the next day yet when they try to replicate the workout they end end up with doms.