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Sports conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a "no pain, no gain" philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it's not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determines the athlete's conditioning level.
In "Periodization Training for Sports," Bompa demonstrates how to use periodized workouts in order to peak at optimal times by manipulating six different training phases: anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to power, maintenance, and transition. Coaches and athletes in 32 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 appropriate rest and recovery periods; now it's simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book.
Presented in a useful format with plenty of ready-made training schedules, "Periodization Training for Sports" is your best conditioning planner if you want to know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Get in better shape next season, and see the benefits of smarter workouts in competition.
""A must-read for sport and performance coaches at all levels. Tudor Bompa always lays out simple and concise planning and periodization that will help ensure success with any program." Mark A. VerstegenOwner and president, Athletes' Performance """The principles outlined in this book have stood the test of time and have been responsible for shaping the training of generations of elite athletes worldwide. "Periodization Training for Sports" is the ultimate reference on strength and conditioning. It's never out of arm's reach from my desk!""" Matt NicholHead strength and conditioning coachToronto Maple Leafs"
|Foundations of Strength Training|
|Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Power in Sports|
|How Muscles Respond to Strength Training|
|Strength and the Energy Systems|
|Principles of Strength Training for Sports|
|Manipulation Volume, Intensity, and Speed|
|Planning for the Short Term: Microcycles and Macrocycles|
|The Yearly Training Plan: Periodization of Strength|
|Phase 1: Anatomical Adaptation|
|Phase 2: Hypertrophy|
|Phase 3: Maximum Strength|
|Phase 4: Conversion|
|Phases 5 and 6: Maintenance and Transition|
|Fatigue, Muscle Soreness, and Recovery|
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For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 6th April 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised