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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