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Periodization & Frequency


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Post by ramborippt Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:06 am

give this a read:

Periodization & Frequency

One of the concepts of the effective training theory is with
increased size and strength gained in resistance training ever larger
stresses are applied during that training without much commensurate
increase in recovery capacity. You can develop muscular strength and
generate higher levels of intensity at a much higher rate than you
can increase your ability to tolerate it. In other words, if you
consistently follow one fixed training routine and grow stronger over
time, chances are that you will eventually burnout and overtrain.

So, the first rule to follow is to periodize or cycle your training
to allow your overall system a chance to recover and compensate.
During low intensity cycles, your recovery abilities can be fortified
including your immune system. During high intensity cycles, you stress
your recovery abilities to the limit, "pushing the envelope" so to
speak, and stimulating new muscle growth. You need cycles of both to
progress consistently. When you periodize your training efforts, it
gives your body a chance to recover appropriately between intense
efforts. If you don't plan low intensity cycles in your workouts,
your body will do it for you by catching that unsuspecting cold,
pulling a muscle or straining a joint.

Another main issue is muscle training frequency. Routines should be
designed to stimulate specific bodyparts individually and together.
Effort should also be made to avoid exercises, which overlap or
indirectly stimulate the same muscle groups over and over again.
Overlapping movements will tend to stress the same muscles too
extensively and possibly too often leading to training plateaus and

An example would be to aggressively train the chest on Monday, the
shoulders on Wednesday and the triceps on Friday. There are too
many overlapping muscle groups involved in all three workouts to
make any significant progress. In many cases we see most of the
overlap between upper body movements. Which means the upper-body
is generally trained twice as frequently as the lower body. Thus,
lower body training may often be low frequency and low volume
while upper body training is high frequency and high volume. Its
interesting to note that most of the trainees we consult initially
report faster gains in their legs compared to their upper bodies.
By far, the upper body parts most subject to over-training through
such double dosing are the shoulders and arms. It is simply
impossible to do any upper body movement without involving these
two bodyparts. Moreover, its obvious that some of the best movements
presumably for one body part are excellent movements for other body
parts as well. Thus, dips "performed for triceps" are excellent for
chest and shoulder development and pull-downs performed for upper
back are excellent for biceps and forearms. Its easy to see that
using less upper body exercises and focusing on compound movements
can be a beneficial strategy for anyone.

Take a look at your program and try to identify where the over
lapping movements occur and decrease their frequency or eliminate
them altogether. Train both the deltoids and arms at a lower
volume than the rest of your torso since you know they're involved
in all your other upper body movements. You'll have to take a step
back in your thinking in order to take two steps forward in your
physical development.

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Post by w000dy Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 am

Nice read bro

Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well, and yet everything happens only a certain number of times ... How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood ... that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps 4 or 5 times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.
-Brandon Lee-

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