Sport conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it's not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determine an athlete's conditioning level. Periodization Training for Sports goes beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to build strength in athletes.
In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate 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 tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Coaches and athletes in 35 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods; now it's simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book.
Presented with plenty of ready-made training schedules, Periodization Training for Sports is your best conditioning planner if you want to know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Get in better shape next season and reap the benefits of smarter workouts in competition. Own what will be considered the bible of strength training for sport of the next decade.
Part I Foundations of Strength Training
Chapter 1 Strength, Power, and Muscular Endurance in Sports
Chapter 2 Neuromuscular Response to Strength Training
Chapter 3 Training Strength and Energy Systems
Chapter 4 Fatigue, Muscle Soreness, and Recovery
Chapter 5 Periodization as Planning and Programming of Sport Training
Chapter 6 Principles of Strength Training for Sports
Part II Program Design
Chapter 7 Manipulation of Training Variables
Chapter 8 Sport Nutrition
Chapter 9 Microcycle Short-Term Plan
Chapter 10 Annual Plan
Part III Periodization of Strength
Chapter 11 Phase 1
Chapter 12 Phase 2
Chapter 13 Phase 3
Chapter 14 Phase 4
Chapter 15 Phases 5 and 6