Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training (Part 1)
Training Objectives -> Training Parameters -> Variations & Progressions
Regardless of your
(increasing strength in specific lifts, increasing strengthoverall, bulking up, leaning out, rehabilitation, maintenance, etc), key
(intensity,volume, frequency, density) could be varied and progressed on different time scales.Certain
variations and progressions
in training parameters are more suited toward different trainingobjectives, but there exist commonalities between them that we will focus on in the current article.Training parameters usually involve intensity, volume, frequency and density that could be analyzed and variedon different time-scales, and taking all of them into account would demand a whole book. Hence, the aim of the current article is to provide an overview of the common variations and progressions in intensity and volumeonly by manipulating
set and rep schemes
on different time-scales (single workout, week, training block). Iknow this sounds like a mouthful, but in the next couple of pages everything will be perfectly clear.
Depending on whom you ask, there are couples of definitions of
. To cut the long storyshort, I will present what I think to be pretty neat way to understand training intensity and reconcile differentdefinitions and opinions. In my opinion intensity has the following three components.