Several random thoughts on planning and periodization

Recognize that periodization is concept not a model.

Why do we still teach antiquated models in our coaching education programs? They don’t work as advertised and never did. In addition the Eastern European models that are still portrayed as gold standard are based on drug cycles.

Recognize that Periodization is not about time, it is about timing of the application of each training stimulus.

Conduct a Thorough Gap Analysis – The difference between training and competition to develop a viable dynamic plan.

Ask yourself: Are you planning for continual adaptation?

How do you deal with and plan for extended seasons that are common in sports at all levels of competition?

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