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Periodization-6th Edition

Periodization-6th Edition

Theory and Methodology of Training

$103.95 CAD


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    Learn how to maximize training gains with Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and Carlo A. Buzzichelli, one of the world’s foremost experts on training methods, in the sixth edition of Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training. Guided by the authors’ expertise, the sixth edition offers information central to understanding the latest research and practices related to training theory while providing scientific support for the fundamental principles of periodization.

    The sixth edition of this definitive text presents a comprehensive discussion of periodization based on the philosophy of Tudor Bompa. It features the following:

    • A review of the history, terms, and theories related to periodization

    • Discussion of the importance of designing a sport-specific and competition-level annual plan and discarding any one-size-fits-all approach

    • An expanded chapter on the integration of biomotor abilities within the training process

    • Comprehensive updates to the information on training sessions, microcycles, and macrocycles

    • An expanded chapter on the methods for developing muscle strength, including manipulation of loading variables and the conversion to specific strength

    • A more detailed explanation of speed and agility training, differentiating between individual and team sports

    In addition to applying periodization models to resistance training, Periodization also discusses sport-specific endurance. You’ll be introduced to different methods of testing and developing endurance, including the physiological basis for each method.

    Instructors will also find a newly added image bank, allowing access to tables and figures in the text for use when creating lecture materials.

    Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training presents the latest refinements to Bompa’s theories on periodization to help you create training programs that enhance sport skills and ensure peak performance.


    A reference for strength and conditioning professionals, sport scientists, sport coaches, advanced athletes, and any professional who works with athletes. Also for use as a course text for students in upper-level undergraduate or graduate programs related to exercise science.

    Part I. Training Theory

    Chapter 1. Basis for Training

    Scope of Training

    Objectives of Training

    Classification of Skills

    System of Training


    Supercompensation Cycle and Adaptation

    Sources of Energy

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 2. Principles of Training

    Multilateral Development Versus Specialization


    Development of the Training Model

    Load Progression

    Sequence of the Training Load

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 3. Preparation for Training

    Physical Training

    Exercise for Physical Training

    Technical Training

    Tactical Training

    Theoretical Training

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 4. Variables of Training



    Relationship Between Volume and Intensity



    Index of Overall Demand

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Part II. Planning and Periodization

    Chapter 5. Periodization of Biomotor Abilities

    Brief History of Periodization

    Periodization Terminology

    Applying Periodization to the Development of Biomotor Abilities

    Simultaneous Versus Sequential Integration of Biomotor Abilities

    Periodization of Strength

    Periodization of Power, Agility, and Movement Time

    Periodization of Speed

    Periodization of Endurance

    Integrated Periodization

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 6. Planning the Training Session

    Importance of Planning

    Planning Requirements

    Types of Training Plans

    Training Session

    Daily Cycle of Training

    Modeling the Training Session Plan

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 7. Planning the Training Cycles



    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 8. Periodization of the Annual Plan

    Annual Training Plan and Its Characteristics

    Classifying Annual Plans

    Chart of the Annual Training Plan

    Criteria for Compiling an Annual Plan

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 9. Peaking for Competition

    Training Conditions for Peaking


    Defining a Taper

    Competition Phase of the Annual Plan

    Identifying Peaking

    Maintaining a Peak

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Part III. Training Methods

    Chapter 10. Strength and Power Development

    The Relationship Between the Main Biomotor Abilities


    Methods of Strength Training

    Manipulation of Training Variables

    Implementation of a Strength Training Program

    Periodization of Strength

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 11. Endurance Training

    Classification of Endurance

    Factors Affecting Aerobic Endurance Performance

    Factors Affecting Anaerobic Endurance Performance

    Methods for Developing Endurance

    Methods for Developing High-Intensity Exercise Endurance

    Periodization of Endurance

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Chapter 12. Speed and Agility Training

    Speed Training

    Agility Training

    Program Design

    Periodization of Speed and Agility Training

    Summary of Major Concepts

    Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in his native Romania in 1963. After adopting his training system, the Eastern Bloc countries dominated international sports through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, Bompa began applying his principles of periodization to the sport of bodybuilding. He has personally trained 11 Olympic medalists (including four gold medalists) and has served as a consultant to coaches and athletes worldwide.

    Bompa’s books on training methods, including Theory and Methodology of Training: The Key to Athletic Performance and Periodization of Training for Sports, have been translated into 19 languages and used in more than 180 countries for training athletes and educating and certifying coaches. Bompa has been invited to speak about training in more than 30 countries and has been awarded certificates of honor and appreciation from such prestigious organizations as the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, the Australian Sports Council, the Spanish Olympic Committee, NSCA (2014 Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement), and the International Olympic Committee.

    A member of the Canadian Olympic Association and the Romanian National Council of Sports, Bompa is a professor emeritus at York University, where he taught training theories since 1987. In 2017, Bompa was awarded the honorary title of doctor honoris causa in his home country of Romania. He and his wife, Tamara, live in Sharon, Ontario.

    Carlo A. Buzzichelli is a PhD candidate at the Superior Institute of Physical Culture and Sports of Havana (Cuba), a professional strength and conditioning coach, the director of the International Strength and Conditioning Institute, a consultant for the Cuban track and field Olympic team, an adjunct professor of theory and methodology of training at the University of Milan (Italy), and a member of the President’s Program Advisory Council of the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Buzzichelli has held seminars and lectures at various universities and sport institutes worldwide and was an invited lecturer at the 2012 International Workshop on Strength and Conditioning of Trivandrum (India), the 2015 Performance Training Summit of Beijing (China), the 2016 International Workshop on Strength and Conditioning in Bucharest (Romania), and the 2017 Track and Field National Team Coaches Forum in Havana.

    Buzzichelli’s coaching experience includes the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2003 and 2017 World Track and Field Championships, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. As a strength and conditioning coach for team sports, his senior teams have achieved a first place and a second place in their respective league cups, and his junior teams have won two regional cups. As a coach of individual sports, Buzzichelli’s athletes have won 23 medals at national championships in four different sports (track and field, swimming, Brazilian jiujitsu, and powerlifting), set nine national records in powerlifting and track and field, and won 10 medals at international competitions. In 2015, Buzzichelli coached two Italian champions in two different sports; in 2016, two of his athletes earned international titles in two different combat sports.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Image bank. Features most of the figures and tables from the text, organized by chapter. Images can be used in classroom presentations and lectures, handouts, and activities.

    Customer Reviews

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    E.A. Saunders

    Excellent book by one of the principle authors on the topic. It met all expectations.