Comparison of Periodized and Non-Periodized Resistance Training on Maximal Strength: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Williams2017ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of Periodized and Non-Periodized Resistance Training on Maximal Strength: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Tyler D. Williams and Danilo V. Tolusso and Michael V. Fedewa and Michael R. Esco},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={2083-2100}
}
BackgroundPeriodization is a logical method of organizing training into sequential phases and cyclical time periods in order to increase the potential for achieving specific performance goals while minimizing the potential for overtraining. Periodized resistance training plans are proposed to be superior to non-periodized training plans for enhancing maximal strength.ObjectiveThe primary aim of this study was to examine the previous literature comparing periodized resistance training plans to… 

Comment on: “Comparison of Periodized and Non-Periodized Resistance Training on Maximal Strength: A Meta-Analysis”

We read with interest the recent article published by Williams et al. [1], Comparison of Periodized and Non-Periodized Resistance Training on Maximal Strength: A MetaAnalysis, in which the authors

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