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Periodization for Powerlifting

Any body here familiar with Mike Israetels book?

Which book and what about it?

Periodization for powerlifting, just wondering if people here have used it.
I have it and it seems interesting, after a long lay off from training I’m just starting the hypertrophy guidelines where the emphasis (not surprisingly) volume, but what I particularly like is the theory behind it and the way you calculate your own training parameters, depending on which phase of training you’re in.

I’m not aware of him writing a book by that name, I searched it and there was an article with that title. Are you talking about “Scientific Principles of Strength Training”?

I don’t really know what you want anyone to tell you, you aren’t really asking a specific question. Mike Israetel’s advice is valid, but it’s also just one particular way to approach training, not the only way.

If you want good results in powerlifting, use a system developed by someone who has a proven track record of producing powerlifters who consistently improve over time.

First guy that springs to mind is Swede Burns. Then Greg Panora. Also Josh Bryant.

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Yes indeed,it is “Scientific Principles of Strength Training” I have it saved as Periodization for powerlifting my bad

So what have you learned so far?

Basically it has given me an appreciation of WHY training works and how I can look at altering what I’m doing now… lots of individual ‘challenges’ and as I age I can see where I may have gone wrong when I thought my training was going well (drug free best lifts of 230kg SQ, 135 kg BP, 255kg DL at 125kg body weight at ~30yo. add in sleep apnea and a few other things as well as getting older… if only I had the book then :slight_smile: ) Basically I am starting again at 59 yo and will benefit from this book.