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Non-Linear Microcycle Periodization for "Best Damn Workout Plan For Natty's"


#1

Salue Coach, first time posting. Big fan of you work.
The BDWPFNL worked wonders for me when I used it last year for 3 months. My muscles always looked full rather than always looking depleted from goimg all out in the gym.

I wanted to get your thoughts on a Non-Linear microcycle periodization style for this program and if it would work or would it raise cortisol levels beyond an optimal range. The idea I was thinking of consisted of:
Week 1: 12-15 Reps
Week 2: 6-8 Reps
Week 3: 9-11 Reps
Week 4: 3-5 Reps
Change excercises then repeat microcycles.

Thoughts?


#2

If you go to failure on all the work sets it will not provide any real advantage for muscle growth. For motivation it might especially for Neurotype 2A. You can try it if you want. It’s not something that I would do but if it makes YOU more motivated it will give you better results simply by keeping you more interested.