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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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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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F is for… False Economy

George Osbourne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will present the 2012 Budget at midday tomorrow (Wednesday), outlining the Government’s plan for the economy for the year ahead. Amidst a tough economic environment the world over, the onus of the coalition government … Continue reading

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