I am doing reaseach on the non periodazation training model, I am fasinated with the subject and would like to apply it to my program design for all my athletes. What research articals, books, audio visual tools would you all recommend for my research. Thanks
I do lots of research on various subjects and came across this. I hope it aids in your pursuit to train your athletes to the best of your ability. Good Luck.
I do a lot of research on linear vs. non linear periodization and I like the non linear periodization model for high school athletes in particular because as seasons come and go we see many athletes who play multiple sports and must transition from one sport straight into another. For the multi-sport athlete a good non linear 6 to 8 week preseason program can be all they need to have them prepared for their next season. I found this article helpful for me.
William J. Kraemer who is now the editor in cheif at the NSCA and was a strength coach at UNC Charlotte, has done a lot of work on undulating periodization and used it with their championship team for basketball. He would be the first place to go for research.
I have a written a section on the topic in my book The Flexible Periodization Method. Essentially, I argue, that either model can be best depending on the training state of the athlete, the number of weekly workouts and access to recovery means, the number of weeks to prepare and the complexity of the sport. I show, how a training program can easily be modified to follow either model by adjusting the way you use the fundamental strength training methods within each week.
Check out "Optimizing Strength Training" by William Kraemer and Steven Fleck. This book has a lot of great information about non-linear periodized strength training.
Linear vs nonlinear periodization.
Linear= progressive increase in the intensity with small variations in each two-to-four week microcycle.
nonlinear=allows for variation in the intensity and volume within each week over the course of the training program.
(Bill Moran 2001)
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Thanks guys you have suggested some great info and given some great input on the subject.
I have just completed a research project on periodization models and suggest you take a look of the work Matthew R. Rhea have done on the field. He is a well known and respected professor and an expert in periodization from ASU.
One of my favorite papers on the subject is entitled "A Comparison of Linear and Daily Undulating Periodized Programs with equated volume and intensity for strength." by Rhea, M.R. et al. (2002).
Another interesting possibility is the flexible periodization model, but it does require highly commited individuals to be effective. Another recommended article: Flexible Nonlinear Periodization in a Beginner College Weight Training Class by John M. McNamara (2009).