The Lengthened ROM + Partials Cycle

The Lengthened ROM + Partials Cycle

Alright, the science continues to pile on with support for training exercises at “long muscle lengths.” There are now 7+ studies in the last few years that all have demonstrated an advantage to training in this manner. At Evolved, we were on top of this a year ago,...
Power Building 2.0

Power Building 2.0

In the winter of 2019/2020, just prior to the Pandemic, Evolved released its first POWERBUILDING cycle. The response was overwhelmingly positive, as the concept of “Power Building” has been at the forefront of program design in the fitness space. Powerbuilding has...
Progressing the Stimulus Blog

Progressing the Stimulus Blog

Intensity: Progressing the Stimulus Since the beginning of my hypertrophy style programming, I have always favored an approach that increases effort week to week. For the last couple years, this has meant starting a 4-week training block around 3-4 reps from failure,...
Ascending RPE Hypertrophy Cycle

Ascending RPE Hypertrophy Cycle

Phase potentiation is the idea that one block of training will provide leverage for additional progress in subsequent blocks. This process was described in detail in the blog post about the “strength and metabolite” cycle, which preceded this current hypertrophy...
Metabolite Training Cycle Fall 2021

Metabolite Training Cycle Fall 2021

Following the 6-week strength cycle, we move directly into a 4-week “Metabolite” phase. After a strength cycle, work capacity is lower. This is a result of the lower reps and longer rest periods between sets. In a strength cycle, you don’t really get a great pump from...
Strength Cycle Fall 2021

Strength Cycle Fall 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE “METABOLITE” PORTION OF THE BLOG Welcome to the 6-week Strength Phase in the Evolved programs. This 6-week Strength cycle will be followed by a DELOAD week, and then a 4-week “metabolite” phase. Strength cycles are a vital piece of...