western periodization verses conjugate periodization

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  1. nebulous

    nebulous all it took was a blow to the head OT Supporter

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    What do you do, and why do you prefer it? Trying to decide on a rutine, doing some research, and as a martial artist it seems as though the eastern style of conjugate periodization would be more suited toward my goals.

    So... wud up?
     
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    personally i prefer internet nuthug periodization. or inp.

    you start a new routine you find on various message boards across the net each week and then at the end of the week you post about how it sucked and you overtrained.
     
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    nebulous all it took was a blow to the head OT Supporter

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    lol. That sounds pretty good.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    yeah conjugated periodization is pretty much the way to go. the only reason western periodization would be good is if youre trying to peak for a meet (lifting) but even that has been shown inferior to conjugate methods. conjugate means combining all your phases in different workouts and not necessarily having specialized multiple week blocks for certain phases. you can look all this shit up
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    people still do the meet prep shit i.e. Circamax, but thats a little different. I think for us newbies just lift heavy shit, the conjugate periodization gets soo fucking bastardized and fucked up people worry soo much about changing lifts and percentages and don't check there nuts at the door. Alot of people forget to check out there weaknesses and what the fuck is wrong and just do shit like milk the pet lifts, or train with boards too much.

    Conjugated will work for anyone, you just need to know your body,a nd what the fuck is going on, something I still have not quite grasped after nearly 4 years...
     
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    i'm gonna give the western stuff a try, just gotta figure out how to set something up
     
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    whoosh. way over my head here.
     
  8. nebulous

    nebulous all it took was a blow to the head OT Supporter

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    yeah thats pretty much why I decided to do conjugate style periodization b/c im not interrested in looks so much as general performance (as in constant growth rather than growth for a specific date goal, which seems to make more sense with a liner style). I am trying to incorporate plyometrics into as many of my excercises as I can safely, and I like to do a variety of excersizes which incorporate my martial arts movements, and all of that seems condusive to a cunjugated rutine. I want to work on my shape and apperance too, but that is pretty much a secondary objective.

    Anyway, thanks for the response.
     
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    i was hoping to learn a little something here, i now feel stupid
     
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    if you want to actually understand periodization and have a relatively long attention span go buy this and read it
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    that periodization for bodybuilding which wouldnt be a good idea. if youre an athlete like this dude is saying he is then a periodized program would be fine
     
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    It sounded to me as if he were saying that only higher level athletes with specific goals should go with periodization and that those with wider goals shouldn't stick to a rigid plan. :dunno:
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    thats what i said dude. youre not an athlete unless youre competing. the dude in that article is saying if youre a gym rat theres no point to periodization since youre not peaking for anything.
     
  15. JeremyD

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    precisely
     
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