Periodization cycles are classified by amounts of time:
- The number of repetitions per set, or the number of sets of each exercise
- The amount of resistance used
- The rest period between sets, exercises or training sessions
- The order of the exercises, or the types of exercises
- The speed at which you complete each exercise
There are many different types of periodized strength-training programs, and many are geared to the strength, power and demands of specific sports.
Proven benefits of periodization:
- Management of fatigue, reducing risk of over-training by managing factors such as load, intensity, and recovery
- The cyclic structure maximizes both general preparation and specific preparation for sport.
- Ability to optimize performance over a specific period of time
- Accounting for the individual, including time constraints, training age and status, and environmental factors.
Plan your workouts according to your goals.
is the most commonly used style of training. This form of periodization gradually increases volume, intensity, and work by mesocycles in an annual training plan. Progressive overload is a major key to the success of this training style. This style is characterized by longer training periods, less reliance on super compensation, and a focus of more general training over specific.
Help for beginners
To start planning your workouts, here is a linear periodization template, for free.
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