Title

The essentials of periodisation

Author Identifier

Guy Gregory Haff

ORCID : 0000-0002-0676-7750

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

First Page

404

Last Page

448

Publisher

Routledge / Taylor & Francis

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

40598

Comments

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

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.4324/9780429330988

Access Rights

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Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Human movement and performance

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