Brad, Alberto, and Eric discuss how they set up athletes’ peak-week protocols. The coaches talk about which variables they manipulate, how they test various strategies, and the ideal peak-week scenario.
How does peaking work physiologically? What percentage increase does Alberto think a good peak can give someone? How can stress affect one’s peak? What needs to be done in order to be ready early? What is Eric’s peak week cheat code? Do the coaches ever “swing for the fences”?
The answers to these, plus many related questions are covered in this episode.
1:37- The variables Alberto typically manipulates during peak week
14:38- The desired outcomes of peaking
19:12- Where to start when setting up your peak week
28:30- The benefits of being ready early
33:51- Case study: Eric Helms 2019
39:25- What needs to be done in order to be ready early
49:45- Having a growth mindset when it comes to willpower
54:00- Miscellaneous strategies the coaches sometimes use to help someone peak better
1:07:23- Do the coaches ever “swing for the fences”?
1:13:53- Final thoughts
Selected Links From This Episode
The Vault- https://www.3dmjvault.com/bundles/vip
Peaking with Dr Joe- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmj3nguP-lY
3DMJ Podcast Episode #173: Flat, Full or Spilled: Visual Coaching Adjustments- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OReene_B7z8&t=2s
Monthly Applications In Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.3dmusclejourney.com/mass
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