I find your articles essential, full of wisdom and... awesome. Days ago I was reading your Triple Total Training article (reading and applying strategies of your articles when I am in a procedure of constructing a new program is standard for me) and you begun connecting the concept of frequency with a better muscle stimulation, an enlightening concept that I first stumbled upon reading your HFT articles.
But the thing that made my eyebrows dance was some lines below about Linear periodization... and that it sucks. In the next paragraph you explained this logically complemented and then I started thinking my mistakes.
Personally I am constructing my programs with 2 mesocycles 8 weeks each, first with low frequency and high quantity and the second vice-versa, equally spreading between them deload microcycles, in other words manipulating the set/rep/load parameters.
So... while I reap results from this kind of periodic programming I think I am missing some sensible elements and in order to do some steps ahead I am asking you
a) would you proposed to also manipulate the speed of execution to obtain the conjugate character that you refer to your article? Aside of these 4 parameters, if we were to do another step ahead,
b) what other parameters you would suggest manipulating? (Maybe I am a little hasty.)
I think 16 weeks is a bit long (long is a word with negative meaning here and brings other negative results among some positive) and your programs are more enhanced, if I may say.
c) If it is more easier for you could you reply suggesting me one of your programs that may fit this kind of purposes? I only have 4days/week for training so now that I want to raise frequency (to 2 or even better 3 per week) of squats, deads etc my only choice is upper-lower split or total body training (the initial reason I looked into your TTT).
d) What is your opinion? Thanks in advance and sorry for the big post and grammar mistakes.