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Wassim Moalla, Mohamed Saifeddin Fessi, Sabeur Nouira, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, Valter Di Salvo, and Said Ahmaidi

of training protocols with different periodization strategies to optimize physical and technical adaptations. 2 – 5 However, weekly soccer training programs differ according to the phase of the annual plan, the number of season weeks, and/or the experience of the coach. 6 Training plans are usually

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Amelia J. Carr, Philo U. Saunders, Laura A. Garvican-Lewis, and Brent S. Vallance

athletes who wish to use altitude training for improved competition performance, since altitude training locations can be cooler 10 and could inadvertently be deleterious for performance. 11 The addition of heat acclimation/acclimatization within a periodized program that includes altitude training could

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Bent R. Rønnestad and Joar Hansen

pioneers fronting block periodization (BP), and he states that unlike the traditional “mixed” training-periodization concept, BP advocates a high concentration of 1 or a few training modalities within appropriate training cycles for a more pronounced training stimulus. 2 Furthermore, Issurin states that

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Iñigo Mujika, Luis Villanueva, Marijke Welvaert, and David B. Pyne

his/her coach. A well-planned and effective periodized approach to training should be established for swimmers to achieve fitness and performance peaks at the right time. 1 , 2 A widely held notion in international swimming is that a swimmer should improve his/her performance time from qualification

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Kevin M. Carroll, Jake R. Bernards, Caleb D. Bazyler, Christopher B. Taber, Charles A. Stuart, Brad H. DeWeese, Kimitake Sato, and Michael H. Stone

 + medicine-ball chest pass Abbreviations: BB, barbell; CG, clean group; CM, countermovement; DB, dumbbell; MTP, midthigh pull; SA, single arm; SG, snatch grip; SLDL, stiff-legged deadlift. Both groups followed a block-periodized program consisting of 3 main phases: strength endurance, maximum strength, and

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Trent Stellingwerff, James P. Morton, and Louise M. Burke

The concept and underpinnings of periodization are deeply rooted in the history of athletics (track and field). Indeed, the seminal scientists and coaches who developed the principles of periodization include Dr. Hans Selye with his General Adaptation Syndrome model ( Selye, 1950 ), followed by

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Alejandro Javaloyes, Jose Manuel Sarabia, Robert Patrick Lamberts, and Manuel Moya-Ramon

/racing load and taking sufficient recovery time a challenge. Large gains in training status are generally achieved by prescribing high training loads followed by a minimal, but sufficient, recovery period. 5 Maintaining this balance is challenging as multiple factors such as training intensity, quality of

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Daniele Conte, Nicholas Kolb, Aaron T. Scanlan, and Fabrizio Santolamazza

basketball team competing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Three players who did not participate in all training sessions during the study period were excluded from the analysis. The 10 analyzed players were equally divided into starting and bench players, averaging 30.7 (8.5) minutes and 2.3 (4

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Davide Ferioli, Andrea Bosio, Johann C. Bilsborough, Antonio La Torre, Michele Tornaghi, and Ermanno Rampinini

general and specific preparation periods at the beginning of the season are considered crucial phases in preparing athletes for competition. In this period, athletes begin training after a period of complete or near-to-complete rest. The initial phase (general preparation) should provide a gradual

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Dean Ritchie, Justin Keogh, Steven Stern, Peter Reaburn, Fergus O’Connor, and Jonathan D. Bartlett

, training periodization requires the careful manipulation of training variables and the capturing of external training load to understand the physical demands placed on athletes. Further to these high running demands, AF players are also required to perform many high-intensity accelerations, changes of