• Part I. Foundations of Training Theory
Chapter 1. The Training Process
Chapter 2. Energetics and Training
Chapter 3. Classification of Skills and Types of Training
Chapter 4. Understanding Training Loads
• Part II. Fundamentals of Periodization
Chapter 5. Periodization Theory
Chapter 6. Multiyear and Annual Training Plans
Chapter 7. Mesocycle and Microcycle Training Plans
Chapter 8. Training Sessions and Days
• Part III. Advanced Periodization Topics
Chapter 9. Fatigue, Recovery, and Periodization
Chapter 10. Periodization of Nutrition
Chapter 11. Integration of Monitoring Techniques Into Periodized Training Plans
Chapter 12. Periodization Strategies for Optimal Competition Performance
• Part IV. Training Methods
Chapter 13. Strength, Power, and Hypertrophy Training
Chapter 14. High-Intensity Interval Training
Chapter 15. Speed and Agility Development
The concept of periodization is not new, with the precursors of periodized training dating back more than 2,000 years ago. But it is now obvious that the holistic development of an athlete encompasses more than their physical and tactical training. Scientific Foundations and Practical Applications of Periodization is the first book of its kind designed to optimize sport performance by integrating both classic and modern periodization theories with recovery methodologies, nutritional interventions, and athlete monitoring guidelines.
Written by G. Gregory Haff, a world-leading expert on periodization, Scientific Foundations and Practical Applications of Periodization incorporates the latest scientific evidence to provide a comprehensive understanding of how to implement planning and programming strategies to enhance physiological adaptations. While other periodization books may discuss training theory, few provide information on how to integrate various training models into the periodization process. Here are just some of the approaches incorporated into Scientific Foundations and Practical Applications of Periodization:
• Employing and blending parallel, sequential, and emphasis periodization models to develop athletes
• Synching recovery strategies with various phases and periods of training to enhance the adaptational process
• Manipulating nutritional strategies to magnify performance
• Using and interpreting monitoring data to adjust an athlete’s program in accordance with the periodized plan
Applicable for athletes at all levels and in any sport, Scientific Foundations and Practical Applications of Periodization translates the latest research into usable information that directly enhances programming. You will have access to real-world, practical examples and discussions of how to make scientifically sound programming decisions. A glossary of over 400 terms will help you digest the content. Plus, you will find periodization templates and directions on how to use them to create annual training, mesocycle, and microcycle plans. Templates are provided online via HKPropel to help you easily design periodized programs.
Get the most comprehensive resource about periodization ever written, and use scientific evidence to take your periodization programming to the next level with Scientific Foundations and Practical Applications of Periodization.
G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is a professor of strength and conditioning and the course coordinator for the postgraduate degree in strength and conditioning at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Australia. He has published more than 240 articles, centering his research on performance effects in the areas of strength training methodologies, performance testing, training theory, and nutritional supplementation.
Haff is a past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a senior associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He was the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for Education and Research and the 2011 NSCA William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award winner. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction (CSCS,*D), a UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning coach (ASCC), and an accredited Australian Strength and Conditioning Association level 2 strength and conditioning coach.
Additionally, Haff is a national-level weightlifting coach in the United States and Australia. He serves as a consultant for numerous sporting bodies, including teams in the Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union, Australian Basketball Association, and National Football League.