Anyone read this book? I don’t know is it published yet, but it seems like awesome read. I am just reading Issurin’s article:
Issurin, V. Block Periodization versus traditional training theory: a review. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2008. 48:65-75.
And it is very good… I hope this book is good too.
Block Periodization: Breakthrough in Sport Training
by Dr. Vladimir Issurin
Chapter 1. Basic terms and principles of sport training.
1.1. Essence of sport training and athletic preparation.
1.1.1. Objective, aims and training targets. 1.1.2. Basic terms of the athletic training. 1.1.3. Training methods.
1.2. Training and principles of adaptation.
1.2.1. Training load magnitude and the overload principle. 1.2.2. Training load specificity. 1.2.3. Accommodation.
1.3. Supercompensation principle and its application to practice.
1.3.1. Supercompensation cycle following a single load. 1.3.2. Summation of several loads within a workout series.
1.4. Specialized principles of sport training.
1.4.1. Specialization. 1.4.2. Individualization. 1.4.3. Variety. 1.4.4. Load interaction. 1.4.5.Cyclical training design
Chapter 2. Training effects.
2.1. Training effects: General overview.
2.2. Acute training effect
2.2.1. Acute training effect assessed by sport-specific indicators. 2.2.2. Acute training effect assessed by psycho-physiological variables. 2.2.3. Programming of acute training effect.
2.3. Immediate training effect.
2.3.1. Indicators of immediate training effect. 2.3.2. Monitoring of immediate training effects
2.4. Cumulative training effect.
2.4.1. Improvement rate in physiological variables. 2.4.2. Improvement of motor abilities 2.4.3. Improvement of athletic performances
2.5. Delayed training effect.
2.6. Residual training effect.
2.6.1. Basic concept and types of residual training effects. 2.6.2. Factors affecting short-term residual training effects
Chapter 3. Trainability.
3.1. Heredity related determinations of trainability.
3.1.1. Outstanding sport families. 3.1.2.Genetic determination of somatic and physiological traits. 3.2.3. Genetic determination of cumulative training effect.
3.2. Trainability and performance level 3.2.1. Long-term trend of trainability 3.2.2. High and low responders
3.3. Trainability and gender differentiation.
3.3.1. Gender differences in maximal athletic performances. 3.3.2. Gender differences in physiological determinants of motor fitness. 3.3.3. Gender differences in training response
Chapter 4. Block Periodization vs. traditional theory.
4.1. Traditional theory of periodization: basics and limitations
4.1.1. The scope of traditional theory. 4.1.2. Merits and demerits of the traditional approach. 4.1.3. Why the traditional planning approach should be revised.
4.2. Block Periodization Concept - general outline.
4.2.1. New concepts affecting the rationalization and designing of alternative training periodization.
4.2.2. General principles of the Block Periodization Concept. 4.2.3. Compiling the annual cycle. 4.3. The main consequences of the modern approach. Summary
Chapter 5. Designing the training programs
5.1. Workout compilation (general principles, compatible and non-compatible combinations, key-exercise, acute and immediate training effects)
5.2. Microcycle compilation (general principles, microcycles’ typology, key-workouts, load variation)
5.3. Mesocycle compilation (mesocycles taxonomy, cumulative training effects, training monitoring)
5.4. Annual cycle compilation (general approach, training stages, seasonal trends of physiological variables, coordination of cumulative and residual training effects, peaking)
5.5. Long term preparation (particularities of junior and adult athletes, modeling approach in prospective planning, monitoring of physical status and motor abilities)
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