Tag Archives: Powerlifting

A Primer on Popular Powerlifting Programmes

We’ve now looked at the major models and concepts associated with periodisation and started to break down how some of the most popular powerlifting programmes may be classified. Now we’ll sharpen our focus on some of these programmes and explain … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Popular Powerlifting Programmes

Last time out we looked at the major models and concepts associated with periodisation. This time we’ll focus on how these relate to popular powerlifting programmes. To deconstruct our powerlifting programmes, we’ll begin by asking some key questions about each … Continue reading

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Periodisation for Powerlifting – An Overview

What is periodisation? Periodisation may be most simply defined as the planning and organisation of training. The purpose of periodisation is to manage the training stimulus in order to maximise the desired neuromuscular adaptions and avoid excessive accumulation of fatigue … Continue reading

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Tapering for Powerlifting

Tapering is a practice which involves the temporary reduction of training load in an effort to increase the state of preparedness of an athlete. The idea is go into competition with as little fatigue as possible in order give the … Continue reading

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How Deep Should I Squat? – Muscle Activation

How deep should I squat? A simple question with a slightly more complex answer. Some believe that performing full squats increases the risk of injury, others that they hold almost magical benefits. So, let’s work out which side is closer … Continue reading

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The ‘Record Board’ Approach

When the priority is to improve strength I take one of two approaches: Prioritise training density Prioritise maximal training load Here’s how they differ… The ‘Rep Zone’ approach I’ve written previously about the ‘Rep Zone Concept’ – this is a … Continue reading

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