Periodization-6th Edition

Periodization-6th Edition : Theory and Methodology of Training

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Written by the pioneer of periodization training, Tudor Bompa and training methods expert, Carlo Buzzichelli, Periodization, 6th Edition teaches readers how to maximise their training gains.

This brand new sixth edition helps readers understand the latest research and practices related to training theory. Plus, it provides scientific support for the fundamental principles of periodization.

Updates include expanded chapter content on methods for developing muscle strength. As well as, more detailed explanations of speed and agility training for individual and team sports.

Periodization, 6th Edition presents the latest refinements to Bompa's theories. It helps readers create training programmes that enhance sport skills and ensure peak performance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 27.94mm | 5g
  • Human Kinetics
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 28 Halftones, black and white; 110 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1492544809
  • 9781492544807
  • 138,476

Table of contents

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
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About Tudor Bompa

Tudor Bompa revolutionised Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in 1963. He has personally trained 11 Olympic medallists and served as a consultant to coaches and athletes worldwide. Bompa's books on training methods have been translated into 19 languages and used in more than 180 countries for training athletes and educating coaches.

Carlo Buzzichelli is a professional strength and conditioning coach. Buzzichelli's coaching experience includes 2002 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Summer Olympics.
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