Who here uses periodization in their training?
I know there are a lot of 5/3/1 followers, SS, Westside, Texas Methed and others..
Does anyone still use generic old school periodization?
I've found this: http://www.sportsperformancecoach.co..._generator.xls
Looks interesting. I'm sure I can perform all of the earlier weeks weight/sets/reps.. though later on it looks brutal. Based on my current maxes, it says it'll add 60lbs to my squat, 40lbs to my bench and 60lbs to my deadlift in just 12 weeks.. I'm skeptical, but I'm always up for a challenge.
I would probably add some speed work as well, just so I can do band work and overall, I enjoy speed work..
I've been enjoying my 10 day mini-cycles. 3 on 2 off 3 on 2 off, whereas I train a muscle once every 5 days. Typically I'll do 2 speed days, 1 power then 2 power days and 1 speed day.. as to separate heavy squats and heavy deads to separate sides of the mini-cycle.
Anyways, what are your thoughts on periodization?