is no scientific evidence to suggest that 'periodization'
is superior to intervals of high-intensity strength training,
and rest. Nor is there any evidence to support the absurd
principles of periodization, which claim that different numbers
of sets and repetitions, performed with different percentages
of 1RM, with different rest periods between sets and exercises,
will specifically effect different variables such as muscle
size, strength, power, endurance, or definition. How long
the periodization myth is perpetuated is dependent on the
public's acceptance of nitwittery -- probably, in perpetuity."
Ralph Carpinelli is at the heart of the H.I.T. vs. Periodization
controversy. Here is Dr. Carpinelli on multiple vs. single
interested in exercise program design and prescription ought
to put "high+intensity+training+periodization" (without the
quotation marks) into a good search engine (like Google) and
spend a few hours pouring over the results. Bring your thoughts
to the CrossFit forum. Guaranteed to be thought provoking!!