Ep. #1000: Says You! Reverse Pyramid Training Is the Best Periodization Scheme

Is reverse pyramid training the best way to periodize your training? In this podcast, I explore the pros and cons of RPT, and when it would be the best choice. The post Ep. #1000: Says You! Reverse Pyramid Training Is the Best Periodization Scheme appeared first on Legion Athletics.

Ep. #1000: Says You! Reverse Pyramid Training Is the Best Periodization Scheme

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Is reverse pyramid training (RPT) the best way to periodize training for most people? What are the pros and cons compared to the double progression and linear progression schemes I recommend in my books? In what circumstances would I recommend reverse pyramid training instead? Find out in this podcast.

I’ve written and recorded a lot of evidence-based content over the years on just about everything you can imagine related to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy.

I’ve also worked with thousands of men and women of all ages and circumstances and helped them get into the best shape of their lives.

That doesn’t mean you should blindly swallow everything I say, though, because let’s face it—nobody is always right about everything. And especially in fields like diet and exercise, which are constantly evolving thanks to the efforts of honest and hardworking researchers and thought leaders.

This is why I’m always happy to hear from people who disagree with me, especially when they have good arguments and evidence to back up their assertions.

Sometimes I can’t get on board with their positions, but sometimes I end up learning something, and either way, I always appreciate the discussion.

That gave me the idea for this series of podcast episodes: publicly addressing things people disagree with me on and sharing my perspective.

Think of it like a spicier version of a Q&A.

So, here’s what I’m doing:

Every couple of weeks, I’m asking my Instagram followers what they disagree with me on, and then picking the more common or interesting contentions to address here on the podcast.

And in this episode, I’ll be tackling the following . . .

  • Reverse pyramid training is better than double progression and linear progression and is the best way to periodize your training.

Timestamps:

0:00 – Join my podcast giveaway! http://muscleforlife.show/giveaway

3:08 – What is reverse pyramid training?

10:58 – What are the benefits of reverse pyramid training?

19:52 – What are the downsides of reverse pyramid training?

32:26 – What are your final thoughts on reverse pyramid training?

Mentioned on the Show:

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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