Before discussing periodization, you should have a thorough understanding of what the research says. In this article, we provide a comprehensive, quantitative overview of the periodization research.
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This article (the first part in a two-part series) provides a thorough but accessible overview of the concurrent training research.
Squatting and deadlifting for high reps can certainly wear you out. But does that mean lifting can actually improve your conditioning as much as traditional cardio modalities?
by Michael C. Zourdos, Ph.D., CSCS Key Points A flexible template can allow you to “flex” in lighter training days to avoid poor performance on a heavy day when readiness to train is low. Although the concept of a flexible template is simple, there are various ways and degrees of flexibility in which this can be […]
The most surprising finding of this analysis was that no training variable meaningfully predicted injury risk, including weekly training volume, per-lift training frequency, or proportion of training with loads in excess of 85% of 1RM.
What exactly is autoregulation? This article by Eric Helms cuts through the misconceptions and discusses implementation of autoregulation and RPE.
Periodization is popular and almost universally accepted, but its history and theoretical underpinnings aren’t as straightforward as many believe.
There are many strategies for weekly load progression. In this article, Dr. Mike Zourdos breaks down the pros and cons of the most popular options.
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Key Points Direct tensile loading of the biceps tendon is relatively minimal within the major powerlifting movements. Excessive stress, leading to biceps tendinopathy, is probably due to compression of the tendon against the surrounding soft tissue and bony structures. It is best to simply reduce stress along the involved tendon by manipulating training variables, allow […]