Are you finding that the strength gains you experienced at the beginning of your workout program are starting to become less and less? Are you frustrated and wondering how to see continuous gains in your program?
Here’s something that I swear by in applying to my own programs as well as my clients programs. It’s called periodization training. Perioda-what? It is a semi-complex training system proven in numerous case studies to promote greater gains in strength, help prevent overuse injuries, and most importantly avoid training plateaus then any other type of training regimes out there.
One case study compared high school football players using a periodized strength training to players using a non-periodized program. Both types of training were performed three times a week for six weeks. At the end of the period the periodized program resulted in greater 1 RM squats compared to the other program; as well as an increase in lean muscle mass and a decrease in percent body fat.
This type of program is a systematic approach to choreographing different variables in weight training to constantly challenge your body but allow time for your body to rest and recover based on the demands you are placing on it as well as your programs goals. As a personal trainer it is my job to not only understand this complex principle but be able to apply to your specific needs.
If you are interested in learning more about periodized training and how it can reshape your training results consider working with a certified San Diego personal trainer such as myself. In working with a fitness professional you will have a periodized program designed for you, and all you have to do is just show up, it doesn’t get much easier than that.