Periodization of Strength Training for Sports

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Tudor Bompa revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in 1963. He has since gone on to become a world-renowned exercise scientist and the foremost authority on periodization and the development of biomotor abilities. In Periodization of Strength Training for Sports, Fourth Edition, Bompa partners with international strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to go beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to show you what training to schedule-and when-to build athletic strength and maximize performance at the right time.Periodization of Strength Training for Sports demonstrates how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases-anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and peaking. Coaches and athletes in 30 sports now have at their fingertips proven programs that take into consideration the specific phases and unique demands of their sport, along with information about the dominant energy system, limiting factors for performance, and objectives for strength training. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods-now it’s simply a matter of implementing the strategies in this book. Rather than experiment with untested training regimens, let the proven science and ready-made training schedules go to work for you. Periodization of Strength Training for Sports eliminates the guesswork and establishes a clear path to achieving the best results for peaking at the ideal time.CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Periodization of Strength Training for Sports Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Periodization of Strength Training for Sports With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.