I’m wanting to start a developmental strength 4 week block with my athletes. I think it’s a perfect fit for our time of year, and their training levels. The 6-set traditional volume charts in the back of the playbook is where I’m basing my volume and intensities off of. I’m confused though. I read where the traditional template uses T1-6 sets, T2-5 sets, T3-4 sets… all the way to T5, then do the Posterior Chain. My confusion comes when looking at the tables in the back, weeks 1&3 don’t have 6 sets listed. What do I need to do? Am I missing something off of those charts, or is it something bigger, like an over riding building block that I’m misinterpreting?
The sets scheme for traditional is a starting spot. If you are using the pre programmed cycles for tier 1 movements you may have less than 6 working sets. I would recommend in this case adjusting lower tiers sets based in on tier 1 sets.
Tier 1 5 sets
Tier 2 4
Tier 3 3
Tier 4/5 2