This article was originally published in Nov of 2013. I have left the article largely as it was originally written because I continue to apply a similar approach in my own training, and that of others. If you have used this approach or have questions, PLEASE EMAIL US! In part...Read more
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This article was originally published in Nov of 2013. What follows is an updated version. You may also wish to listen to Tipcast’s 147 and 148 on this topic. In part 1 of Periodization: Concepts and Application, I reviewed the major models often mentioned and how the historical linear model as it...Read more
The modern concepts of periodization were developed in the 1960’s, and continue to evolve to accommodate the individual needs of a given sport. Without a doubt, sports science and technology have helped to drive training advances, including periodization, but the topic continues to create controversy and confusion within the training...Read more
The following article comes from friend and listener Jeff Rothschild. Jeff Rothschild is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science. This is great article on periodizing your carbohydrate intake. We’ll be talking with Jeff in some future podcasts! Forward Thinking… Daily carbohydrate periodization for athletes (part 1)...Read more
In my periodization series, I touched on Block Periodization (BP). Since that series ended, I’ve gotten a number of questions on what BP looks like and how to actually use it. Rather than try to reply to everyone, I promised to post a more thorough discussion of BP, so what...Read more
A prior version of this article, was published in October 2015. I’ve updated the article to reflect my current views on training. While the article is geared for XTerra, the concepts apply to any endurance sport. I like titles that have more than one meaning. As the title of this...Read more