Questions tagged [periodization]

Periodization is a training technique that attempts to time workouts in accordance with the body's ability to recover, so that new stimulus occurs whenever the body is at an optimum state of recovery, and never when the body is still strongly weakened from a previous effort. Typically the term is only applied to workout plans that have a complete period of a week or longer, and this level of periodization is mostly appropriate for intermediate trainees.

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How do you know when to start varying your routine?

These are some of the following variables when making a routine: Volume frequency intensity range of motion tempo intensiveness exercise selection and order density and rest time How do I know when ...
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Weekly undulating periodization versus reverse linear periodization

I've been working out for about 5 years but really only the last few have been productive and gainful. I have a respectful amount of muscle, about 165lbs of lean mass or more. So I'm not sure if I'm a ...
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Bodyweight Workouts Sets & Reps and Intensity & Volume - Difference in completing in Single session instead of spread over Multiple?

Lets say, I want to do 100 pushups daily in one go, or improve my overall ability to do Pull ups. I am not strong enough now to do that now. If I do 100 pushups, spreading over the whole day, will ...
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How important is periodization in force training?

How important is a periodization planning in a weight, force training? I mean the exercises you do in a gym besides the cardios. I'm not a professional in the field, but I started to study ...
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What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?

This is a general question, but I'll give some specifics to fill it in. I'm on the Texas Method periodization program. On Monday, I was unable to complete the prescribed workout of a 5lb increase in ...