Nick and Eric discuss what the research says about periodization for hypertrophy, why it’s misleading, and whether or not someone whose sole goal is muscular hypertrophy should incorporate periodization into their training.
According to the research, is periodization beneficial for hypertrophy? How often should someone change the exercises in their program? What is the difference between random variation and purposeful variation? Is there a potential benefit to varying your rep ranges?
The answers to these questions and more are covered in this research-packed episode.
11:01- What the research says about periodization for hypertrophy and why it’s misleading
18:19- Which variables you can manipulate
29:14- Random variation is inferior to purposeful variation
46:17- Varying rep ranges
1:01:43- At the end of the day, will periodizing your training make your muscles bigger?
1:08:00- Overuse injuries
Selected Links From This Episode
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Nick’s Website- https://www.strengthtogetheronline.com
Nick’s Instagram- @nicklicameli
Nick’s YouTube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWFe5BmaJ_WFAh2aqsOg8g/featured
Monthly Applications In Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.3dmusclejourney.com/mass
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