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Nonlinear Periodization

So I am not sure if I am behind in the times, but I am trying to learn more in the training of Nonlinear Periodization.  I have heard the training format used a couple of times and have only recently started to look into what this type of training has to offer.  I was curious as to how many people choose this type of periodization for team sports (football, basketball, baseball, etc...)  and who still use the traditional American training method?


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Posted on August 29, 2012 at 4:01pm — 6 Comments

Maintenance Vs. Explosion

Talking with many people around the S&C scene I have heard varied ideas on the subject of in-season lifting and what your trying to achieve.  I have heard one side of the argument that states that they are trying to maintain strength throughout the season, where others are not worried so much about hitting specific numbers but instead concentrating more on the explosive aspect.  As a whole, what are your thoughts on this matter and positives or negatives on each side of things?

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

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At 9:35pm on April 21, 2012, c said…

Hello,  I have a client that may be interested in purchasing your equipment you have listed for sale.  I would be driving a truck to IA and driving equip to many states away.    My questions are...  1. can I completely disassemble each unit??  

2.  approximately how much do the 3  items weigh?    Do you think that it would all fit into a sprinter van, or would I need a 15 foot cube truck.   thank you!!!

At 7:15am on February 14, 2012, Ron Thomson said…

Good Post Adam

I agree very strongly with your comments and have had great success with the "Slow Cooking " in season progression.  I may do it a little different than most , but it is right on for the athletes. The manipulating of Loads, Volume , % 's are the most important aspect of in season training.

Ron Thomson

Buena Vista University

Head Strength / Conditioning Coach


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