Periodization of Strength Training for Sports-4th Edition
BookTudor Bompa revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in 1963. He has since gone on to become a world-renowned exercise scientist and the foremost authority on periodization and the development of biomotor abilities. In Periodization of Strength Training for Sports, Fourth Edition, Bompa partners with international strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to go beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to show you what training to schedule—and when—to build athletic strength and maximize performance at the right time.
Periodization of Strength Training for Sports demonstrates how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases—anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and peaking. Coaches and athletes in 30 sports now have at their fingertips proven programs that take into consideration the specific phases and unique demands of their sport, along with information about the dominant energy system, limiting factors for performance, and objectives for strength training. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods—now it’s simply a matter of implementing the strategies in this book.
Rather than experiment with untested training regimens, let the proven science and ready-made training schedules go to work for you. Periodization of Strength Training for Sports eliminates the guesswork and establishes a clear path to achieving the best results for peaking at the ideal time.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Periodization of Strength Training for Sports Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Periodization of Strength Training for Sports With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceStrength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, or other sport-related professionals; experienced athletes who understand the concepts and can apply the guidelines to their own program.
Table of ContentsPart I. Foundations of Strength Training
Chapter 1. Strength, Power, and Muscular Endurance in Sports
Chapter 2. Neuromuscular Response to Strength Training
Chapter 3. Laws and Principles of Strength Training for Sports
Part II. Planning, Periodization, and Program Design
Chapter 4. Manipulation of Training Variables
Chapter 5. The Microcycle Short-Term Plan
Chapter 6. The Annual Plan
Chapter 7. Long-Term Planning for Team Sports
Part III. Periodization of Strength
Chapter 8. Anatomical Adaptation
Chapter 9. Hypertrophy Training
Chapter 10. Maximum Strength
Chapter 11. Conversion to Specific Strength
Chapter 12. Maintenance, Cessation, and Compensation
Chapter 13. Peaking for Maximum Performance
Reviews“Periodization of Strength Training for Sports can be used as a guide for coaches as well as for athletes who want to reach their full potential and avoid overtraining and injuries. I designed my annual training plan according to this book, and it helped my 3×3 basketball team achieve a #1 world ranking.”
—Darko Krsman, MSc, ISCI-SSC, CSCS, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Coach of FIBA’s Top-Ranked 3×3 Basketball Team
“Periodization of Strength Training for Sports is a must-read book for coaches in all sports who want their athletes to reach maximum performance. This resource has helped me train national-level athletes to elite-level athletes.”
—Lucian Nicolescu, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Elite Tennis Players and Track and Field Olympians, 2018 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (Awarded by the International Strength and Conditioning Institute)
“Bompa is one of the founding fathers of sports training methodology, and his Periodization of Strength Training for Sports, wonderfully revised with Buzzichelli’s input, lays out a framework for how to maximize the strength, speed, and endurance of athletes.”
—Tom Farrow, Physical Performance Specialist, Founder and Codirector of Areté Performance