Charles Staley

Charles Staley

 

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I've gotten a lot of questions about squat periodization lately. Here's an explanation of what I do and why.
For aesthetic and strength-building reasons, I've been doing higher reps in my training these days.
My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.
My training volume this week was the highest it's been in a while, so I may have to take a deload week.
I’ve managed much better accumulation of volume this week, and not at the expense of intensity either. I’m happy with everything I’m doing and looking to continue the current trend.
if you could somehow know, with certainly, what the fully-realized you looked, felt, and performed like, how different would that be from the current you?
The high-rep kettlebell work I've been doing to prepare for the Tactical Strength Challenge has lowered my overall volume, so I plan to bring it back up in coming weeks.
This week I continued focusing on my kettlebell work to prepare for the Tactical Strength Challenge. Aside from a small tweak in my shoulder, I'm feeling on track.
Today I'll discuss two important principles that inform my training, especially in my recent programming.
This week I entered a high-volume phase in hopes I can maintain or increase maximal strength and also improve body composition.
This week was a testing week and also turned out to be a recovery week. Check out the videos I've included this week to see some of the results!
This week was short due to professional obligations, but I included some video of the kettlebell snatch work I did. Next week is test time for powerlifts!