Our favorite post from the past week.
I think the biggest plague affecting training is the cookie-cutter approach to it used many coaches in all sports. Individuals are different. Sports are different. And there are different training methods to choose from. An optimal training program comes not just from tailoring a template to individual- and sport-specific needs, but from also starting with the right template in the first place. That is my periodization manifesto. So I read with interest last week as an article explained there is actually only one type of periodization:
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