periodization

Ask yourself, do you have a muscle building masterplan or are you just aimlessly meandering towards failure?
No matter your physical pursuits, hypertrophy should be a main focus at some point for all athletes.
The more volume you do, the more you grow, but don't outgrow your capacity to recover.
The old Russian training principles weren't conceived with your goals in mind.
How to you adjust and taper training stressors to maximize peak athletic performance.
If attempting to complicate training protocols too quickly, an athlete can be placed in a dangerous and potentially harmful situation.
Forget percentages of your 1RM, forget complicated periodization plans - just put more weight on the bar and do more reps. It's that simple. Learn the facts behind progressive strength training.
Coaches working with youth athletes need to keep them injury-free and constantly improving.
We need to stop playing along with traditional ideas of periodisation because we don’t want to appear stupid.
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.
Focusing on one adaptation doesn't have to mean losing ground on another.
There's a better way forward in your training than continuously grinding yourself into the ground.
Specialization has its place, but should not be your entire training program.
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.