Lesson 3: Undulating Periodization
In this video, Mike Tuchscherer is explaining his view on the Undulating Periodization models, particularly Daily Undulating Periodization (DUP).
In short, undulating means non-linear (see below)
Mike differs between two main types of DUP: phase undulations and rep undulations.
With phase undulations, each training day has a specific theme, e.g., Mon: Hypertrophy, Wed: Strength, Fri: Power. Mike talks about few principles behind selecting the particular sequence.
With rep undulations, the reps vary across workouts, e.g., Mon: x10 reps, Wed: x5 reps, Fri: x3 reps.
Mike list maintaining abilities as the main strength of the DUP. The main drawback is the loss of the long term vision (compared to, for example, linear periodization)