Maximal strength is defined as the ability to exert maximal force against a resistance or load. It is typically measured by your 1 rep max or 1RM. However, if the same stimulus is repeated in the exact same way each and every time, over time the body will adapt to that stimulus and progress will cease.
 
This is where periodization comes into play.
 

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Let’s explore the 3 periodization models you can use for maximal strength gains!