Formulas in general leave me with a little scowl on my face and this one is no different. There’s no way to determine something like this for yourself without some trial and error.
Agreed. Authors make up formulas after realizing that people are too stupid to get, “It depends,” and too lazy for, “Train hard for a year and you’ll learn.” People who have been training for any period of time knows how their body works so they don’t need any formulas.
When people on the forum throw around numbers as if they are absolute (70-30; .5 lbs. of muscle per month, etc.), I know they have accomplished nothing.
I feel bad for authors sometimes. They have to literally make formulas up or else be deluged with PMs saying, “I weigh 150 lbs. How much muscle can I gain a month?”[/quote]
This is true. Even this article itself was not against periodization, despite it’s title. And it shouldn’t be. Periodization works.
It was about a particular approach to periodization that yields good results. The title was just to get attention, as Staley said.