How could periodization help enhance muscle growth?

Chris Beardsley
Mar 28 · 8 min read

What is periodization?

How could load periodization enhance muscle growth?

#1. Fiber type-specific hypertrophy

#2. Muscle-specific hypertrophy in multi-joint exercises

#3. Improvements in work capacity

How could periodizing other training variables enhance muscle growth?

Can periodization reduce the risk of non-functional overreaching and overtraining?

Do we need to use periodization to implement the principle of variety?

What are the practical implications?

What is the takeaway?

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