Originally Posted by BendtheBar
My only point is that Sheiko and Korte introduce variables other than intensity. And I think both Coan and the Ortmayer program have you with some 85% work on week 2 or 3. I think the Ortmayer has 90% at week 2, correct me if I am wrong.
Yep, I quite liked the Ortmayer routine for that reason. Heavy work done quickly and deloads planned in. Looked good.
The Sheiko routines were designed as more of a block system, with each block representing either a volume block or a peaking block. In that way they were no different to Korte, it's just with Sheiko you're expected to do more of a 'pick and choose' type approach based on how long you want your cycle to be. For example a 12 week cycle could include 2 volume blocks and 1 peak block.
Either way the commonalities are there between the various routines. Periods of lower intensities and higher volume matched with periods of higher intensities and lower volume. It's the contrast which drives adaption.