periodization

DUP has regained popularity in recent years for powerlifters and everyday gym-goers for good reason.
Many chronically overtrained BJJ athletes come my way with burnout, and to top it all off, they are frustrated because they can’t lose weight even with all the training.
There is a time and place to empty the tank and display your absolute end degrees of strength, however, nobody ever wins a weight room training championship.
You mustn't get stuck in a dogmatic routine following an arbitrary rep count simply because that's what you've always thought was best.
Periodization is the ultimate tool you can use to reach your goals.
You’ve created your structure on grasping skills, so when you move into new scopes you can integrate it all and become a competent force.
A training cycle, like a story, has a beginning, middle, and end, and each has elements that are necessary for it to work.
Training without analysis isn’t really training at all. It's not about smashing yourself and trying to get as sore or tired or beaten as possible.
How do we make sure we’re using the correct weights as we base percentages off of a max that may change during a two or three-month long training block?
Set your mind right and the body will follow.
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.