The Clear Muscle 12-Week Training Schedule – Phase 2
A 3-phase double-blind, placebo- and diet-controlled intervention study was conducted. Phase 1 (8 weeks) was a periodized resistance-training program; Phase 2 (2 weeks) was a two week overreaching cycle; and Phase 3 (2 weeks) was a 2-week taper. The training protocol was divided into 3 phases and consisted of a non-linear periodized resistance training program for the first 8 weeks, followed by a 2 week overreaching cycle, and finally a 2 week taper of the training volume.
A period of very high training stress that can result in a short term decrease in performance and muscular gains. Full recovery from this phase of training results produces accelerated gains in size and strength. It’s the equivalent of taking one small step back to advance two steps forward as far as progress is concerned.