publication . Article . 2010

Block Periodization: New Horizon or a False Dawn?

Kiely, J.;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2010 Journal: Sports Medicine, volume 40, pages 803-805 (issn: 0112-1642, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: United Kingdom
It would appear premature to herald block periodization as a ‘new horizon’ in training planning, partly because of a fundamental lack of supporting evidence and clearly delineated rationale, and partly because contradictory evidence exists questioning its universal efficacy in elite contexts. What block periodization does positively contribute to current planning methodologies is a more formal description of a particular planning tactic that may be advantageously added to the elite coaches menu of potential planning options. Therefore, while blocked-training schemes may be useful ploys in specific training contexts, the claim that this framework represents a new...
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