Powerlifting

Creating A Strength Block


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How do you organize your training? In a traditional periodization model, we will divide training into 3 focused blocks, Hypertrophy, Strength and Peaking. Check out this video as Chad Wesley Smith takes you step by step through how he organizes his strength block.

Key Points to take away from the video…

-Strength is best developed in the 4-6 rep range in the 70-85% intensity range

-Rotating between relatively Light, Medium and Heavy efforts will help facilitate recovery.

-Using more variation is useful farther away from a meet to avoid staleness (specific fatigue) and handle higher volumes.

If you’re interested learning more about how to design a hypertrophy block, check out Dr. Mike Israetel’s 52 minute presentation on Strong360.

Practical Programming for Hypertrophy

 

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