The Significance of Sports Periodisation
Sports Periodisation is the clear-cut road map to your destination that helps prepare your engine for the right performance at the right time. It helps you manage volume, intensity and most importantly recovery over a period of time. Sports Periodisation can be categorised into 5 phases as described below:
- General Preparation 1 (February - March)
- General Preparation 2 (April - June)
- Specific Preparation (July - September)
- Main Competition (October - December)
- Review (January)
Each phase can be explained with the key development areas mentioned below to give you a clear idea on how to train at each phase to get the best possible results and perform at the highest level with the best of your abilities.
There are 5 key development areas which require constant attention when it comes to sports periodisation and they are:
The following charts will help you get a better understanding on how you can go about each one of them when it comes to your yearly training.
Periodising technique over a training year:
Sports Periodisation, when used strategically and with the right guidance, has the potential to transform a potential medal winning athlete into a world champion. The regular “pause-review-rework-improve” cycle is one of the tools an athlete can make use of throughout the training year to reach at the peak performing levels.
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