Thread: non-linear periodization
04-21-2005, 08:07 PM #1
for non linear periodization, would the rep ranges be too close to eachother to have a periodization effect when doing something like this...
week1- 8-10 reps
are these ranges too close to one another, or because they are close to each other, will they have an indirect progressive effect for the following range???
04-21-2005, 09:40 PM #2Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
hope this helps,(just wrote a paper on this)
basically there is little scientific research to prove that frequestly varrying your rounties is a more effective method of working out then programs that dont.
however people say that periodized programs are more advantageous (sp?) for developing muslce strength and power, but not certain about more muscle growth.
ex of program
Change your rep range every month for 5 months then vary rep ranges every week for 5 months.
week 1-4 reps 12-15
week 5-8 reps 10-12
week 9-12 reps 8-10
week 13-16 reps 6-8
week 17-20 reps 4-6
week 21 reps 10-12
week 22 reps 6-8
Ive never tried it. you dont wanna do 2-4 reps. ranges arent close together.
04-22-2005, 12:35 AM #3Associate Member
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not to be a dick but their is research that suggest that non linear periodization
is more effective in improving strength. as well as there is reasearch that suggest that their is no difference between it and linear. However I agree that the rep range are to close. an example would be four sets with a 6rm on the first training day or week, then 3 sets with 10rm on the second, then go to five sets with a 3rm. This type of training can vary with in the week or each microcycle. which ever you prefer
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04-22-2005, 12:51 AM #4
research or not i tend to do grow pretty well off alternating heavy then moderate rep ranges every other workouts for my muscles....ex. week1 back workout has rep ranges of 5-7 reps. then week2 back workout has rep ranges of 10-12 ....and so on....
04-22-2005, 01:06 AM #5Associate Member
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Man I agree I actual follow a linear periodization for myself. But I have try the non linear and it is definetly a different feel. I just chose to do it to mix things up, not that its the best.
04-22-2005, 05:39 AM #6Originally Posted by 4U2NV
they have prooved that non-linear is more superior to linear! as you're on the strength cycle, your body does not tend to keep all the muscle developed during the hypertrophy phase and vise versa!
04-22-2005, 08:09 AM #7Anabolic Member
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I agree with Jantzen4 no need to change every week but a month+..
04-22-2005, 08:55 AM #8Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
4U2NV: an example would be four sets with a 6rm on the first training day or week, then 3 sets with 10rm on the second, then go to five sets with a 3rm. This is right, it is non-linear.
I experimented with non-linear. It was very akward, and it leads to no end goal.
Linear is the way to go in my opinion. The strength phases gets you stronger enabling you to lift more total volume (poundage), when transitioning back to the hypertrophy phase, thus stimulating greater hypertrophy!
There is plenty of research to support periodization. . .
04-22-2005, 10:19 AM #9Originally Posted by Hypertrophy
i have been reading about this and, there are studies that show when you go from a strength phase to hypertrophy phase, or hypertrophy phase to strength phase, you will loose strength or what you've gainied during your grow phase...
04-22-2005, 11:26 AM #10Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD
04-22-2005, 12:07 PM #11Originally Posted by Hypertrophy
would 1month phases be suffice????
everything 2-4 reps
2nd month: hypertrophy
and so on...???
also y is it neccesary to manipulate volume of sets???
Last edited by HOLLYWOOD; 04-22-2005 at 12:10 PM.
04-22-2005, 03:38 PM #12
I think you body adapts to whatever......SAID.......for example if you start doing speed work your body weight will drop to accomodate the demands of velocity......even though your strength may indeed go up.......for example Ben Johnson very strong and only 170 lbs or so. Best to define your goals, then design your workout to fit. You only have so much CNS capacity so you have to use it wisely.
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