It seems as if very few people in here are periodizing their training. Are those of you lifting with relatively low reps (5 reps or less) doing this year in and year out? It seems like most of the strongman and powerlifters I talk to in person engage in some type of periodized program still. But in the S&P forum it appears that everyone is lifting 'heavy' (read low rep) year in, year out. My understanding has always been that when lifting for strength it was important to have 6-12 week periods of heavy lifting followed by similair periods of medium (6-8) and higher reps (8-12 reps) with correspondingly lower percentages of 1RM used. Is this 'old-school' and no longer typically followed? What am I missing here?