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An Annual Training Plan
Start by forming a weekly
The modern practice of periodized
refined by Eastern block nations during the Cold War (1950-1970).
Scientists involved in training athletes have not offered research
studies for periodization; However, there is antidotal evidence that
supports that the concept works.
"Periodization of training" means
into periods". Each training period or phase is dominated by one
training goal such as increase - speed, strength, and flexibility;
enhance endurance; reduce effects of fatigue;
achieve maximum performance.
The phases are not totally
devoted to one training mode, but the percentages of the emphasis
placed on the training goals change from the beginning to the end of
each competitive season.
The following generic, periodized annual training plan for multiple competitions is divided into phases with Macro and Micro cycles:
The ideal training plan should feature:
Annual Training Program An annual training program is necessary to maximize performance.
It is based on the concept of periodization, which divides the annual plan into training phases, and the principles of training. An annual training program is necessary to maximize performance. In principle, this means that athletes must train continually for 11 months, then reduce the amount of work during the last month. This work should vary from regular training to facilitate physiological, psychological, and CNS rest and regeneration before beginning another year of training.
The purpose of a Training Plan - Pro Water Polo The purpose of a Training Plan is to identify the work to be carried out to achieve ... when planning the annual and long term training programs for their athletes.
Intervals, Thresholds, and Long Slow Distance:
Studies involving intensification of training in already well trained athletes have ... use of high intensity interval training throughout the annual training cycle is the ..... should be integrated into the training program for optimal performance gains.
Physical and Mental Training Considerations
Developing A Training Plan
Developing A Plan for Success
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