Also called Cycle Training, a predetermined approach to strength and muscle building in which bodybuilders train light for several weels, then heavier, and then really heavy, and the process is cycled. Helps avoid injury and burnout.
The organizing of a long term physical peak on a specific predetermined date; usually accomplished by taking the peak date and figuering the micro cycles back to a starting point.
A segmented program (generally blocks of training developed within a specified number of training season periods) with individual blocks oriented towards specific goals. For example an early season block is generally allocated to aerobic training. Many pros use the periodization approach to facilitate multiple peaks during a single season of competition.
Also called Cycle Training, the extremely important principle of confusing the muscle to avoid hitting a plateau. Please refer to the full article: Periodization
the changing of training intensity over a period of days, weeks and months.
the process of dividing training into specific phases by weeks or months.
The alternating of training intensities over periods of days, weeks, months, or years.
structure of a continuous training plan
Type of conditioning program that includes periods of high training stress and planned periods for recovery. In such a program, more intense exercise sessions are incorporated during one phase of the program, while lighter, recovery sessions are incorporated at other points.