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Sep 11, 2019

Exercise is physical stress applied to the body. Muscles become stronger after the workout, not during it, therefore exercise can be most effective when the body is given the appropriate amount of time to rest and recover between workouts. Periodization is a system of designing exercise programs that alternates the intensity and volume of exercise to allow for optimal periods of recovery (and adaptation).

This Quick Fit Tip is a review of the science of recovery along with a few tips for how to apply it to your workouts so you can see optimal results!

Blog posts about Periodization:

A Year-long Workout Program

Top Strategies for Optimal Recovery Between Workouts

Top Reasons for Using Periodization (written for fitness professionals)

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