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01 Jan

Athletic potential has been particularly studied in recent years in the field of training theory.  What makes a great athlete? Is it possible for anyone to reach high levels in sport?  To what extent do genetics play a role?  While the answers to these questions make for a far broader text than the article you are presently reading, we want here to take a look at athletic potential from the perspective Read more…

25 Oct

We’ve written on the idea of having specialized training blocks of concentrated workloads for advanced athletes in past articles[1]. We’ve mentioned as well the fact that the human body will react to stressors by remodeling it’s systems to better withstand further exposure to said stressors.

This is all related to the SAID principle: Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.  The body will adapt in a specific way to training; if you present it Read more…

26 Sep

Fatigue Management is often misunderstood and ill applied in self trained athletes.  Muscular failure is reached often and lighter work is disregarded.  While training hard is an absolute requisite to get better, knowing when to back off at the appropriate time will definitely help you reach your goals in a faster and safer manner.

One of the most important principle of physical training is overload, which states that to get better, you Read more…

25 Aug

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.  With powerlifting, where your ultimate goal is to Read more…