Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training

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Human Kinetics, 2009 - Education - 411 pages
Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and leading periodization researcher G. Gregory Haff present the fifth edition of Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training. Guided by Bompa's and Haff's exerptise, you will learn how to vary the intesity and volume of training to optimize the body's ability to recover and rebuild, resulting in better performance and less risk of injury. Translated into nine languages, this book has become one of the major resources on periodization for sport scientists, coaches, and athletes throughout the world. Better organized and easier to read, the fifth edition of this definitive text presents the latest refinements to periodization theory: New research on rest and restoration, specifically countermeasures used in facilitating recovery plus practical suggestions for implementation ; How the use of sequential training and delayed training effects can produce optimal performance at major competitions ; A comprehensive discussion, grounded in scientific data, on applying various methods of peaking to ensure optimal performance for competition ; New information on how concepts such as conjugated sequencing and summated microcycle structures can maximize strength gains and direct training ; Expanded information on the development of sport performance characteristics, including speed training and sport-specific endurance. When it comes to designing programs for optimal training, Tudor Bompa's expertise in unmatched. Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training presents the latest refinements to Bompa's periodization theory to help you create training programs that enhance sport skills and ensure peak performance. -- from back cover.

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