Periodization & Cycles

Periodization and cycles have become an important principle for continuing progression, and to ward off stagnation, boredom, and burn-out.

Rest Periods

While exercise with short rest periods will generate high metabolic stress, short rest periods might not be as useful for developing strength or power.


There isn't a 'one size fits all' for recovery time, but the general consensus is about 48 hours of recovery time per muscle group after exercise.