TopicResistance Training - Five Reasons to Add Strength Training to Your Routine
Good SNC coaches - of which there are many - have known for decades that linear nonCrazy bulk D-Bal Review periodized strength training programs are a terrible way to make progress in strength and or muscle mass over time, yet, that's exactly how the majority of people set up their programs. That is, they go into the gym, do 8-10 reps (as an example) for X number of sets, and do that month in and month out, year in and year out. In fact, it's really the classic western bodybuilding method of training. It's also just about the worst way to make steady progress in the gym.
Eastern block coaches have known such programs were a poor way to make strength increases over time, especially for intermediate and advanced athletes. Recently a study examined three groups using three different protocols. It's essential to note this study, unlike so many, used trained strength athletes. This is an important distinction from other studies and a credit to the researchers.
So many studies out there that examine this topic make the mistake of using untrained individuals, often making the results worthless, unless the study is specifically looking at the effects of X protocol on people who have never exercised, but I digress...these researchers examined the effects of three different protocols on 27 strength athletes for a period of 12 weeks. In each group, they were instructed to complete as many reps as possible within the assigned rep rangeEach group trained their upper body and lower body twice per week - with 3 sets per exercise - so they were in the gym 4 days per week.
Group One: followed what would be your classic/typical program you see most people following as mentioned above: linear non-periodized routine (NP). They did sets of 8-10 reps throughout the entire experiment for 12 weeks.