• Dr. Mike Zourdos Explains Daily Undulating Periodization

    Posted In: Training  /  Posted On: 09.13.12

    A must watch video by Dr. Zourdos explaining the principles of Daily Undulating Periodization (DUP)

    • Edward

      Interesting stuff. Sounds reminiscent of your PHAT program to me. It will be good to keep an eye out on this protocol as more information arises.

    • Graham

      Very interesting concept!
      Lots of food for thought. I look forward to learning more about this concept from Dr Mike Zourdos.
      Layne, Thank you for bringing these experts to the attention of the bodybuilding world through your site.
      Knowledge helps us all to improve and reach our goals!

      Regards, Graham

    • http://www.miketnelson.com Mike T Nelson

      Thanks Dr. Z and I really appreciate you working to bridge the gap (and it is a pretty darn big one) between academics and sports performance. Awesome work!

      I totally agree with your points and I like to use “can it be better” as apposed to “is it optimal.” Same idea though. The reason is that many people get hung up on “optimal” and their search for it, while they are not doing much! Now this is not always the case, but I constantly tell my clients “there is no optimal, only better.”

      Keep up the great work and I really look forward to reading your study once it is published.

      All the best and anything I can do to help, let me know.
      rock on
      Mike T Nelson PhD(c)

    • Dumbat

      Excellent Video: Very imformative, looking forward to your future video blogs.

    • http://www.jmaxfitness.com/ Jason Maxwell

      This is totally ballin’. I’ll be looking forward to hearing more from Mike.

    • Matt

      Really well explained. I have a test in strength and conditioning this helped a lot thanks

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532274348 Chris Goodman-Team Afc Pro

      Dr’s Layne & Mike,
      Thank you for explaining DUP so well. I’ve used your information to plan my training for my pro debut and I’m loving the results so far. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and letting us reap the benefits!

    • Nate

      Ive been watching Laynes videos and his squat has gotten much better but I think he just did Sheiko and Smolof so it would be interesting to know if these programs helped him more than the DUP.

    • Cameron Nault

      Great video and really well explained. I completely agree with the theory dup but wouldn’t you work power at the beginning of the week because of it’s reliance and taxing on the CNS? I’m just confused because I believe that working power at the end of the week when you are more likely fatigued would be less productive than training it at the beginning when you are fresh and ready to train. Can someone please explain this to me?

    • Emily

      Dr. Mike,

      This is awesome thank you for the great info!
      One question I would love your opinion on…what if an individual were a beginner athlete and looking to build his or her strength and then apply it to his or her sport. Would you believe that a more linear progression approach may be more beneficial for this athlete (block of hypertrophy first then strength building blocks/ power). I would support this type of initial periodization as 1) the individual will be able to increase his or her work capacity and his or her strength base and 2) the individual will better be able to ingrain movement patterns and again prep the CNS for harder training

      What are your thoughts?