New Study on Periodization and Muscle Growth

A new review has just been published ahead of print on the effects of periodized resistance training (RT) on muscle hypertrophy (1).

As a brief overview, periodization can be defined as a cyclic training structure designed to maximize performance, manage fatigue, and minimize plateaus (2). [Read more…]

Periodization for Muscle Growth?

It is well established that periodized training programs result in greater strength gains than non-periodized programs (study).

Unfortunately however, evidence on whether periodized training can result in greater muscle growth is scarce.

Of the few studies that have compared periodized to non-periodized training regimens to assess muscle growth, most of them have shown no significant differences between training strategies. [Read more…]