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Periodization Training for Sports-3rd Edition


Sport conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes. Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it’s not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determine an athlete’s conditioning level. Periodization Training for Sports goes beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to build strength in athletes.

In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate 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 tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Coaches and athletes in 35 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods; now it’s simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book.

Presented with plenty of ready-made training schedules, Periodization Training for Sports is your best conditioning planner if you want to know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Get in better shape next season and reap the benefits of smarter workouts in competition. Own what will be considered the bible of strength training for sport of the next decade.


christian says:

This book will probably have an impact on the strength … This book will probably have an impact on the strength & conditioning field in the coming years. Especially the insight on the importance of energy system training and how to integrate it with strength training in a purposeful program. It is a book rich of knowledge and data, arising from the latest research in the field of sports science. In fact, I don’t know what book the other reviewer has been reading. There are many references from the year 2000 to the year 2014. In the first page of the…

brad kohler says:

I really enjoyed this book I really enjoyed this book. I have also had the chance to do an internship with Carlo and know how smart and experienced he is first hand. Instead of having to buy a plane ticket, hotel, Internship fee, etc… you can read this book and learn a lot of the principles taught at the Internship in the comfort of your home.It was especially helpful for me learning how to properly integrate max strength and power with energy system work. This is a great resource for the beginner strength coach…

Tanner Gers says:

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