The Clear Muscle 12-Week Training Schedule – Phase 3
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 phase of training that utilizes a reduced training volume to allow the body to fully recover and restore size and strength to peak levels. High intensity lifts are incorporated to keep the muscles full and strong without depleting the body to any significant extent. Athletes will find their muscles can fill out to max levels and strength is optimized with this phase of training.