A 30 SECOND CONVERSATION ON PERIODISATION
These days over complication syndrome and information overload rule the internet. When in doubt simplify, simplify and simplify again.
Like most things you get better results if you...
1. Have a plan!
2. Track results!
I want to share with you an easily applied TIP that helps my clients make continual progress over a 3-4 year timeline.
So what’s this periodisation you speak of Ian?
And why should I care?
Me: It helps you boost results, avoid plateau and better structure your training(Holding the urge to use my inner strength coach lingo)
Is it going to make me ripped?
Me: It will certainly help!
Me: Simple, do a set of workout's for 3-4 weeks then change your program. Aim for progress each repeated workout then start a new set of workouts!
What type of progress?
Me: Increased weights, shorter rest, more reps or sets completed!
But, I am advanced and get bored of the same workouts…
Me: Include some more variation and intensity techniques.
Slow tempo snatches on a bosu ball?
Me: There is a basic set movements which I consider the “effective exercises” You can boost intensity with techniques like rest pause, drop sets and extended sets.
I’m training for a barefoot ultra marathon but want to deadlift 3 x bodyweight, how should I periodise?
Me: From experience it works best to focus on one thing at a time. If you want to get strong you should focus on that. If you want to be a better runner, follow a running program. Make sense?
So let me get this clear?
Periodisation is the systematic planning of physical training that allows you to make progress, avoid plateau and boost your results?
Me: Yeah, The easiest way to look at is like I mentioned before. Follow a set of workouts for 3-4 weeks, aim for progress each session then change your program. Let each phase build into the next.
Okay I get it, Next month Im going to do high reps followed by low reps the month after!
You're on the right track, A well written program is always a great investment!
Have a healthy and fit day,