Can I periodize the approach

Yes! A very good training cycle would look like this:

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Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

4 sets of 4 exercises per session

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3 sets of 4 exercises per session

Painful extended

2 sets of 3 exercises per session

Regular training

2 sets of 10 reps for 4 exercises/session

Moderate difficulty

High difficulty

Very high difficulty

Low difficulty

This is a typical progressive loading/unloading approach that has stood the test of time. It also provides for a great training variety and lots of pain!

I like to use an antagonist split for this method:

Day 1: Chest and back Day 2: Legs and abs Day 3: OFF

Day 4: Biceps and triceps Day 5: OFF

Day 6: Anterior/medial deltoid and rear deltoid Day 7: OFF

Obviously you can use a different split just as effectively. Conclusion

This is yet one more weapon to add to your arsenal. A very hard, but powerful method which will bring you a lot of gains not only in muscle size, but also in physical capacities. Certainly a good option for somebody who wants it all!

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

The Tabata workout system is a version of the High Intensity Interval Training program developed by Professor Izumi Tabata as training for Olympic speed skaters in 1996. The results studies conducted on the training program confirm that even a four minute cardiovascular exercise routine improves a persons level of fitness.

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