WHAT IS PERIODIZATION – HOW TO PROGRAM FOR ELITE STRENGTH

Training is big investment.

It takes time out of your week, requires physical effort and mental energy and leaves you weak and depleted for days after each session.

There’s no doubt that the rewards are worth the sacrifice, as long term adaptations to strength training can improve everything from bone density and muscle mass to quality of life and a general sense of well-being (and let’s not forget about performance in your chosen sport).

The point is that your efforts should be optimized. Strength takes years to build and the difference between consistent yearly progress and stagnation that lasts many cycles around the sun will depend largely on how you plan your training.

That is where periodization comes in.

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