After reading the periodization article a few weeks back, I’m considering using periodization in my workouts, but I’ve got some questions. 1. For how long should I periodize each body part? I was thinking of doing 4 weeks on arms and shoulders, using EDT, using Androsol for the last 2 weeks, then switching to Chest and Back for 4 weeks, then switching to legs. 2. Should i seperate chest and back or should I combine them? 3. Should I take a week off after every 4 week microcycle(or is it meso?)4. Should I periodize each body part for 12 weeks for maximum gains, or just the parts that I feel need some improvement? Which would get me better gains, 12 weeks of average ‘medium’ lifting, or 4 weeks of ‘heavy’ lifting for a body part, and the other 8 weeks of ‘light’ lifting? If anyone can point me in the direction of any books/sites I’ll be grateful. I’ve checked the archives but there’s a few things I need clearing up. And, any anecdotal evidence of the effect of periodisation is welcome.
One more thing, check out www.prism.gatech.edu/ ~gt1951a/iron.html Someone posted the link in the off-topic forum but if anyone missed it then I’ll post it here for their benefit. Thanks in advance.