Undulating Periodicity for Runners

We’ve been talking recently about how periodicity in your lifting program – systematic alternations in the intensity and volume over time – can improve your results.  And we honed in on undulating periodicity as an advanced technique. But what about runners? Periodicity Is Not The Same As Progression I previously wrote about how to incorporate progression into your cardio. ...
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Undulating Periodicity

Last week we talked about basic linear periodization.  But over the past decade, several studies have shown the high value of a different form of periodization:  undulating periodization. For example, see this. But it’s interesting to note that comparisons of different periodization models for beginners does NOT show undulating periodization to be superior.  (See this.) I’ve seen evidence of...
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Weight Lifting 101

Periodicity – What Is Periodization?

By now you’ve probably heard more times than you can count, that to keep progressing with your fitness, you can’t just keep doing the same thing week after week, month after month, year after year.  Your body adapts and thus needs different stimuli to change. Periodizing your workouts is hard work, but it pays off You could randomly change...
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