A Pragmatic Approach to a Long Off-Season off season performance periodization powerlifting program planning programming Sep 07, 2023

The term “Off-Season” is essentially the period of time between competitions. The off-season is also a period where life takes precedence over lifting. There is more freedom and flexibility. Now, this doesn’t mean that you are not training, or not training hard, it just...

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All Things Deload Pt.2 deload performance programming recovery technical proficiency training training intensity Aug 24, 2023

If you read part 1 (click here), you should understand what a deload is and why it should be implemented in some way into your training plan. As mentioned previously, there is no set guidelines for what a deload is required to be beyond a decrease in intensity, volume, or both. Deloads can take...

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Rethinking Progressive Overload: A Strong Spin on Escalating Density off season performance powerlifting programming strength strength training training Aug 10, 2023

When it comes down to it, powerlifting is a very simple pursuit. Yes, there are a lot of moving parts and each element has multiple dependencies, but the fact of the matter is you get stronger by being able to do more work. Volume drives progress. Volume is described by the total amount of weight...

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Progress is a Process movement performance programming strength training training Jul 27, 2023

Something that rarely gets discussed is the process by which we progress movements during training. We know that from a meet preparation standpoint, training should be more specific to the competition movements. During the off-season, the movements should be more general. Now, if you subscribe to...

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