Periodization

Theory and Methodology of Training

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Periodization: Theory and Methodology of TrainingTudor Bompa, Guy Haff
5th Edition
2009
US Price: $54
424 pages
Hardback
9780736074834

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Learn how to train for maximum gains with Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training. Guided by the expertise of Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and leading periodization researcher G. Gregory Haff, you’ll learn how to vary the intensity and volume of training to optimize the body’s ability to recover and rebuild—resulting in better performance and less risk of injury.

Translated into nine languages, Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training has become one of the major resources on periodization for sport scientists, coaches, and athletes throughout the world. Since the introduction of this groundbreaking training theory by Tudor O. Bompa in 1963, periodization has become the basis of every serious athlete’s training. Now in its fifth edition, Bompa’s classic text combines the concepts central to periodization and training theory with contemporary advances in sport science, physiology, and coaching.

No other text discusses planning and periodization in such detail or with so many specific, practical examples from a variety of sports. With the fifth edition of Periodization, you can learn the principles, objectives, and components of a successful long-term training program and how to plan the right program to achieve your performance goals. Periodization also contains proven strategies for optimal peaking and specifics on training for better motor ability, working capacity, skill effectiveness, and psychological adaptability.

Better organized and easier to read, the fifth edition of this definitive text presents the latest refinements to periodization theory:

Chapter summaries will help you review and reference major concepts throughout the text. Plan and document each training program with ease using the duplication-ready annual and four-year training plan charts included in the appendix.

When it comes to designing programs for optimal training, Tudor Bompa’s expertise is unmatched. The fifth edition of Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training presents the latest refinements to Bompa’s periodization theory to help you create training programs that enhance sport skills and ensure peak performance.


About the Author

Tudor O. Bompa, PhD is recognized worldwide as the foremost expert on periodization training. He 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, periodization training has become a standard method for conditioning champion athletes. Bompa has proven his system time and again, using it to train many world-class athletes including 11 Olympic medalists.

A professor emeritus at York University in Toronto, Bompa has authored several books on physical conditioning, including Serious Strength Training, Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training, Total Training for Young Champions, Training the Team Sports Athletes, and Power Training for Sport: Plyometrics for Maximum Power Development, as well as numerous articles on the subject. His work has been translated into 18 languages, including Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and Italian, and he has made presentations on training theories, planning, and periodization in more than 35 countries. His publications, conferences, and ideas are highly regarded and enthusiastically sought after by many top professional athletes and training specialists.

Bompa lives in Sharon, Ontario, Canada.


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