An Introduction to Periodisation

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The Principle of Overcompensation? Spheres of Load? Simon Perreault explains all in Periodization, Part I. Good stuff.

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Periodization Training for Sports (3rd Edition).Periodization Training for Sports.This looks great. Although it's not out until early in the new year (Jan 15), the third edition of Tudor Bompa/Carlo Buzzichelli's Periodization Training for Sports promises to be a fantastic read. From the Amazon page : In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases (anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Coaches and athletes in 35 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods; now it's simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book. Tudor Bompa/Carlo Buzzichelli's Periodization Training for Sports.
Specific Method Variations for the Early Phase of a Macrocycle.

Here is an excerpt from my book: The Flexible Periodization Method; covering specific methods to use in the early phases of a macro cycle. Note how the optimal use of combination exercises can give a unique combination of medium-high loads and long duration sets.

Questioning Undulating Periodisation.Charles Staley questions the value of Undulating Periodization. I have to admit, he raises some good points....
Progressive Distance Training.

This article is an excerpt from the book: The Flexible Periodization Method. Enjoy.

Periodization Nuts and Bolts.Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. If you're anything like me, your fridge will be overflowing with food for quite some time. The topic of periodization is one which has been over-simplified, over-complicated and generally made less useful than it...


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