Physiological Responses To Two Different Models Of Periodization

Physiological Responses To Two Different Models Of Daily Undulating Periodization In Trained Powerlifters

Structured or periodized resistance training programs are effective methods to increase maximal strength and overall muscle performance measures. With DUP being at the forefront of recent periodization research, it is imperative to expand upon the traditional model and strive to continue to move closer to the optimal periodized training protocol for maximal strength.

Studies (referenced below) demonstrated that in certain exercises and muscle groups the modified DUP model (HPS) may augment strength gains when compared to the traditional DUP model (HSP).

The DUP model induced significantly greater strength gains in the bench press following 6 weeks of training and a 2.55% greater increase in 1RM squat strength, which may hold great practical significance for competitive powerlifters.

Findings also indicated that greater total exercise volume and repetitions were performed in the bench press and squat exercises with HPS vs. HSP.

Additionally, subjects in this study performed the powerlifts with a high frequency and demonstrated significant gains from pre- to posttraining regardless of training group. These results show that DUP training is effective to increase maximal strength in a short period of time among well-trained powerlifters.

Zourdos, Michael Christopher, “Physiological Responses To Two Different Models Of Daily Undulating Periodization In Trained Powerlifters” (2012). Electronic Theses, Treatises and Dissertations. Paper 5305.

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