The essentials of periodisation
Guy Gregory Haff
ORCID : 0000-0002-0676-7750
Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance
Routledge / Taylor & Francis
School of Medical and Health Sciences / Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research
Periodisation is widely accepted by coaches and sports scientists as a central concept underpinning the development of athletes. Careful inspection of these authors’ perspectives reveals several significant issues that have resulted in a misrepresentation of the classic literature and display a significant lack of knowledge about the constructs that underpin the actual processes associated with the development of periodised training. One of the major sources of confusion about periodisation is a misunderstanding of the classic literature on the topic and the terminology often used in contemporary literature. In order to understand periodisation, it is important to classify the primary goals of a periodised training plan. Specifically, all periodised training plans target the elevation of performance at pre-determined time points, or to maintain performance capacity for an individual athlete or team throughout the course of a sport’s competitive season.
Haff, G. G. (2021). The essentials of periodisation. In I. Jeffreys & J. Moody (Eds.), Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. Routeledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429330988-23/essentials-periodisation-gregory-haff?context=ubx&refId=52bbeaed-01c1-43c4-96c0-29f8c6a0ef7b