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Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training [Hardcover]

Tudor O Bompa , G Gregory Haff
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2 July 2009 073607483X 978-0736074834 5
Periodization is a method for structuring short and long term training plans, grounded in research in exercise physiology, athletic psychology and training methodology. It varies the intensity and volume of training to optimize the body's ability to recover and rebuild. This results in better performance and less risk of injury. This text describes the underlying principles of effective training; the objectives and components of an effective, long term training programme; proven strategies for optimal peaking; and how to train for better motor ability, working capacity, skill effectiveness and psychological adaptability.

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Europe Ltd; 5 edition (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073607483X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736074834
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 22.3 x 28.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, is recognised worldwide as the foremost expert on periodization training. He first developed the concept of "periodization of strength" in Romania in 1963, as he helped the Eastern Bloc countries rise to dominance in the athletic world. Since then, Bompa has used his system to train 11 Olympic Games and world championship medalists and elite athletes. A full professor at York University in Toronto, Bompa has authored several important books on physical conditioning, including Serious Strength Training, Second Edition, Periodization Training for Sports and Total Training for Young Champions as well as numerous articles on the subject. He has made presentations on periodization training in more than 30 countries. G. Gregory Haff, PhD, is an assistant professor of exercise physiology in the School of Medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Haff has published more than 50 articles, focusing his research on performance effects in the areas of strength training, cycling, and nutritional supplementation. A frequent presenter at national conferences on the topic of periodization, Haff was invited to present his research on the periodization of strength training in the United Kingdom in 2008. Haff also received a Distinguished Teaching Award from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2008.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Dense reference material for coaches 29 Nov 2000
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Somewhat drier than the same author's excellent "Periodization Training For Sport". Covers a lot of the same kind of material, but in more theoretical depth and in less practicable format for application. Probably best read as a companion volume to the above mentioned work, by coaches who wish to study the subject in more depth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For Sports Science Students 23 Oct 2003
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In depth look at Bompa's Periodisation plan with applications for various sports. Better for students looking for a textbook on sports science than for a recreational trainer. "Serious Strength Training" by the same author is more practically useful, especially for body builders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for s&c coaches 10 April 2013
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Great book all S&C Coaches need this! it came with in a quick and very happy with it cheers thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 22 Feb 2013
By unai
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The perfect book to plan your season all the basic concepts of training is explained. I recomend it for anyone
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