Since I've just developed an interest in powerlifting, I have to take a different approach to my programs for the best results possible without overtraining. I did 'powerbuilding' (PL and BB style) for 8 weeks, and ended up sick with some practically non-functional delts at the end (although I did win my first powerlifting comp, haha!). So I'm going to be applying linear periodization for the next five months. I considered nonlinear, but I feel that it could lead to overtraining again and doesn't take full advantage of the body's adaptations since it lacks specificity. Plus, I'd like to do some endurance training since running has a great effect on my body.
Waist- 28 in.
Booty- 38 in.
Quad- 21.75 in.
Arm (Flexed)- 13.25
Endurance- Run for 45 min. straight by end of mesocycle.
Hypertrophy- Gain any size possible in biceps. Prevent any size possible in quads.
Strength- Squat 185 for 5X5.
Peak-Add 5lbs to all current maxes.
Fat Loss- Lose some. Specifically, lose 1 in. off butt, quads, and waist by May.
I'm starting with Endurance tomorrow! I say this is an experiment because I've never done periodization like this before, I'm not quite sure how extremely high reps (~30) will affect my legs (not hoping for growth here), and I've never peaked properly before. I have been doing a lot of reading though, so I feel prepared.
Thread: Gfun's Periodization Experiment