Hi guys, looking for some opinions on my dilemma.
Some quick background, Reached a peak of 4w/kg a year and a half ago before a life got in the way and saw a gradual decline. Became a father for the first time in May this year & was starting to get into a bit of a routine with SSB low volume 1 after that. September saw surgery (unrelated) and a 6 odd week recovery with a whole lot of zero activity. Have finally been given the all clear to start riding again and have just started to turn the legs over this week.
Planning to follow SSB low volume 1 starting next week, then move into SSB low volume 2 after that. Our weekly crit runs basically year round here (Sydney, Australia) and I would like to get back to some racing in the new year. Being a new dad, working full time etc means time is limited & sure isn’t what it used to be, so I need to make the most of what i can. I’ve heard Chad’s advice about building a stronger body can only be beneficial, so have also started a general body weight workout 3 times a week, on days that i don’t ride the bike.
My question is in 2 parts. In your opinion, following the SSB low volume plans, will i get enough intensity to progress to anywhere near the previous levels of 4w/kg? Or do i need to look at adding to the plan?
The other question relates to incorporating the racing into the low volume plans. Will i still be getting the benefits from the low volume plans if I replace 1 workout a week with the weekly crit race?
Thanks for the feedback…