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25 Aug

Periodization for Powerlifting

In previous installments, we’ve exposed the concept of periodization, first through its classical model and then its more recent and refined block model.  With the basics in place, it’s now time to tackle on periodization specifically for powerlifting.

The first thing to do when attempting to design intelligent training for a sport is to look at the biomotor abilities needed to perform said sport.

The first thing to Read more…

13 Aug

Block Periodization Model

In my latest article about programming we introduced the concept of periodization, a system used to divide training into different segments.  We presented the classical model, where a full training year is divided into three phases (preparation phase, competition phase and transition phase).  As you might recall, our conclusion was that while useful, this model has become somewhat difficult to use in modern sports practice, where Read more…

13 Aug

Classical Periodization Model

Proper programming is crucial to sports progress.  A vital component of adequate programming is periodization, which is simply defined as a “method by which training is divided into smaller, easy-to-manage segments that are typically referred to as phases of training[1]”.  This allows correct organization and adequate variation of training for you to reach your goals at the appropriate time.

The conventional periodization model is usually divided into Read more…