Creating a Maintenance Program for Personalized Improvement
Kyle J Smith

How does maintaining an aspect of your fitness improve your fitness? At the end of an Olympic weightlifting-focused cycle, you PR with a bodyweight snatch. From there, you immediately start a program that is focused on highly technical gymnastics. If you are able to maintain your snatch PR through the gymnastics cycle while improving your max effort muscle ups, you have become more fit. Voilà, maintenance equals improvement.

The above example is for an intermediate athlete...

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