Hey all! Maybe I somehow missed it in all the books and discussions I’ve read but it seems that the overall periodization workouts proposed by the likes of Tudor Bompa are for people who want to get all 3: lean, strong and big. In Bompa’s case specifically, he designs his cycles so that you adapt, grow, get strong, chill out then repeat. One of my profs likes to say that you’re either damn good at one thing or you’re not really any good at anything. There are champion bodybuilders, powerlifters, triathletes but never all three. There are common trainees who are kinda ripped, kinda strong and have kinda good endurance. I for one have a body that best responds to strength training (it grows best this way as well) so my reps, sets and excercizes are designed with that in mind. I’m actually thinking of competing in Powerlifting this year. However, I don’t want to hit a plateau because I focus all my training on low reps and high sets. (that should happen if all the periodization theories are true right?) Well, if I’m primarily fast twitch fiber, then what good is hypertrophy (10-12 reps) training gonna do for me?
So my goal is to retail the same training style but still shock my body. How can I best retain the same rep/set design but still periodize my training?