Originally Posted by ridethecliche
That sounds so much like how endurance cycling coaches train their athletes...
Majority of training year round is high volume low intensity. Towards races, you start sharpening the knife with sprints/vo2max stuff. Then you plan repeated peaks for main events. Can do 2-3 peaks in a season depending on events targeted.
Yup. That sounds very likely.
I think the takeaway is that the Russians train powerlifting like any other sport. With that you have paid professional coaches, extremely planned out programs (from a whole career to week levels), half a century of experience with the best coaches from weightlifting, etc. I just think its fascinating for a sport like powerlifting and it would be great if it could be professionally organised in more countries.
I think Norway is the closest country to Russia in terms of the resources they put into it.