Lesson 2: Linear Periodization
Linear periodization is one of the most used planning strategies, but at the same time, it means different things to different coaches and it is really hard to pin down the exact meaning. Mike Tuchscherer begins this lecture by making a distinction between different applications of linear periodization: blended, distinction, and “linear thinking” (see below)
Distinct phases vs Blending
- True LP blends
- Every session fits on the linear curve
- Various concepts of LP
- What does “linear” refer to?
- Phase model (Hyp >> Str >> Pwr)
- Blended (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
- Linear thinking (GPP, SPP, Comp)
- The difference is in how the rules are applied
Besides discussing applications of the aforementioned distinctive types, Mike covers the strengths and weaknesses of using linear periodization in powerlifting planning.