RESEARCHERS in Sports Medicine considered different types of periodisation models relating to strength and power and how they could produce peak performance across the training year.
Interestingly a number of sports and levels of sportsmen and sportswomen (including athletes) were considered. Step-wise (more traditional periodisation) and undulating periodisation types were considered. The research was a meta-analysis of other studies.
Strength endurance was dismissed as a viable option for more experienced athletes looking to increase their speed and power. In fact, the researchers went so far as to say: “In high-performance sports, high-repetition strength training (>15 reps) should be avoided because it does not provide an adequate training stimulus for gains in muscle cross-sectional area and strength performance.”
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November 21, 2019