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About Periodization Training for Sports . . .
Periodization is all about maximizing your training. By varying the timing and intensity of your workouts, you will get the greatest gains in strength, speed, power, and endurance.
Periodization Training for Sports is useful for any athlete at any level and offers sport-specific programs to help you reach your personal conditioning goals. This book gives you a complete set of short- and long-term workouts for 35 sports, tailored to the functional needs of each sport.
Tudor Bompa developed the concept of periodization in 1963. His schedules for training were used by athletes in eastern bloc countries as they rose to dominate international sporting events. He is widely regarded as the world's foremost expert on periodization, and his methods will give you the same training edge he has provided so many Olympic and world champions.
Periodization Training for Sports offers unparalleled depth and breadth of training information. This is the only book that not only explains and illustrates how to properly apply the concept of periodization for strength but also includes specific exercises for speed, power, and endurance to improve athletic performance. More than 230 illustrations, tables, and photos make the programs easy to follow for superior conditioning and optimal results.
You will learn to work smarter-not necessarily harder-for more gains with Periodization Training for Sports. The techniques described in this book have been extremely successful and have led to the highest levels of athletic achievement. Put periodization to work for you and perform at your maximum potential when it counts.
About the Author
Tudor Bompa is recognized 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 medalists, and periodization training has become a standard method for conditioning champion athletes.
A full professor at York University in Toronto, Bompa has authored several important books on physical conditioning, including Serious Strength Training (Human Kinetics, 1998), Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training (Human Kinetics, 1999), and Power Training for Sport: Plyometrics for Maximum Power Development, as well as numerous articles on the subject. His work has been translated into nine languages, and he has made presentations on periodization training in more than 30 countries. His publications, conferences, and ideas are highly regarded and enthusiastically sought by many top professional athletes and training specialists. Bompa is married and lives in Sharon, Ontario.
Bompa currently offers a certification program in training, planning, and periodization called "The Tudor Bompa Training System." The program is designed for personal trainers, instructors, coaches, athletes, and educators. For more information, contact Dr. Tudor Bompa, P.O. Box 95, Sharon, ON, LOG 1VO, Canada.
Table of Contents
Part I: Foundations of
Part II: Periodized
Words of Praise
Training for Sports
is the ultimate text for the strength and conditioning professional.
a great addition to any strength and conditioning coach’s library. A
for those who are charged with the responsibility of designing programs
for performance enhancement and injury prevention. Tudor Bompa’s simple
and clear methodology in this book will help maximize any training
from the high school athlete to the professional athlete. Once again,
Bompa has created a superb training text."
"An excellent book for
training for coaches and conditioning experts from a world-renowned
in the theory and methodology of training."