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Optimal Pretaper Phase on Physical Match Performance in Professional Soccer

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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Altitude and Heat Training in Preparation for Competitions in the Heat: A Case Study

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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A Scientific Approach to Improve Physiological Capacity of an Elite Cyclist

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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Swimming Fast When It Counts: A 7-Year Analysis of Olympic and World Championships Performance

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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Physical Preparation of a World-Class Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jan Boone, Kevin Caen, Maarten Lievens, Gil Bourgois, Alessandro L. Colosio, and Jan G. Bourgois

period 1 [CP1], and competition period 2 [CP2]). Methods Participants The participants (rower A born in 1992; rower B born in 1996) had been competing in LM2x since 2015. They won the World Cup (overall) in 2018, obtained a third place at the World Championships in 2018 (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and European

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From Theory to Practice: A Worldwide Cross-Sectional Survey About Flywheel Training in Basketball

Omar Younes-Egaña, Stephen P. Bird, and Julio Calleja-González

S&C coach, the answers were divided (1–2 y 29%, n = 23/78; 2–5 y 39%, n = 31/78; >5 y 31%, n = 24/78). All practitioners agreed that a period of familiarization was necessary before training with flywheel technology (100%), and regarding the main objectives sought by professionals with this type of

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Divergent Performance Outcomes Following Resistance Training Using Repetition Maximums or Relative Intensity

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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How Do the Effects of an 8-Week Intervention Influence Subsequent Performance Development in Cross-Country Skiers?

Rune K. Talsnes, Lars Jonatan Engdahl, and Øyvind Sandbakk

amounts of moderate-intensity training (MIT) and high-intensity training (HIT) in the general preparation period. Thereafter, the specific and/or competition period is often characterized by reduced volume and more intensified training. 1 – 3 Performance improvements in the competition period following

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Training Prescription Guided by Heart-Rate Variability in Cycling

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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Weekly Training Demands Increase, but Game Demands Remain Consistent Across Early, Middle, and Late Phases of the Regular Season in Semiprofessional Basketball Players

Markus N.C. Williams, Jordan L. Fox, Cody J. O’Grady, Samuel Gardner, Vincent J. Dalbo, and Aaron T. Scanlan

recurring requirements to travel for away games 2 and complete congested schedules where multiple games are played in close succession, 3 , 4 periodized training approaches should be adopted in basketball teams in line with the recovery needs of players and opportunities available to train. 1 To ensure