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Can I lift between practices during August?

If you choose to lift between sessions, you should train immediately after the first practice. This gives you time to recover prior to the PM practice and spend time performing some active recovery measures. A half hour, and no more than 45 minutes, is the recommended time limit incorporating a blend of flexibility, injury prevention, strength, and power exercises within the session. The workout should address the upper and lower body, but you should be careful to not over-train your legs. Limiting the working sets of leg exercises to 2 or 3 is prudent since you will be running and playing again in the next 2-3 hours. You can go a little heavier if the afternoon practice is less strenuous. Also, if you can arrange your schedule to lift after practice, that could open your volume and intensity up a little too - but keep your training session under an hour.

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