periodization

If you've decided to build your own training plan from the ground up, here's how to get started.
Get strong, stay strong, and keep getting stronger by decoupling volume and intensity.
If you always do everything, you will often hit plateaus. The trick is to regulate your variation with phases.
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
A new study suggests block periodization can help special operators avoid overtraining.
I was fortunate to learn from Pavel himself about the Soviet secrets of dominance and longevity. Here is what I discovered.
Failing to utilize any periodization could lead to overtraining, failure to recover, and the inability to progress.
A new research review suggests it doesn't matter which programming plan you use, as long as you have a plan.
Mixing and matching from boxes and CrossFit celebs is a prescription for failure. Seeking out the most heinous crush-fest is just plain reckless.
I encourage everyone to analyze the true contribution of a new trend to your training before committing to long-term implementation.
Everywhere you look in the training world today you see single leg exercises. But it wasn’t always this way.
Weightlifting does not really have a competitive season. So the question arises for newcomers: "How often should we compete?"
The hopper model relates to selecting workouts at random. Surely there are better ways to program CrossFit?
A new study asks which method produces better improvements in strength and power.
What you may need to become a full-fledged superhero is different to what your workout buddy may need. How can that be?
As a female, I can't help but be fascinated by the images of women in the fitness world. For that reason, two particular articles made my picks this week, as well as five others you shouldn't miss.