I’m interested as to how many of you have run block periodization (or linear, for that matter) for powerlifting and what your results have been.
I’m considering switching to this mode of training as I believe I could benefit from some hypertrophy through the accumulation/transmutation phases and I like the idea of being able to run a realization phase on relatively short notice when I spot a competition down the road.
I read the EFS articles on the subject and am still unsure as to whether or not this is a good method for me – I am, for example, the kind of trainee who needs to frequently feel heavy weights and usually hit at least a training max in my sessions. That said, I’m in need of another 4-5 kg of LBM and could likely use some less-intense volume work.
How did you implement block periodization and were you pleased with your results?