Resistance Training Periodization in Women: New Insight for Training Design

Research: How shifting the timing of exercises and workouts can improve muscular strength.

Periodization offers a specific strategy for helping women get stronger with resistance training.

It has been well documented that appropriate resistance training can help people across a broad range of ages, fitness levels and health statuses. Resistance training improves muscular strength, muscular endurance and body composition while assisting the body to manage chronic ailments such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension, bone and joint diseases (osteoporosis and osteoarthritis), and depression (Warburton, Nicol & Bredin 2006).

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