November 01, 2023 2 min read
PERIODIZATION 4/10: BLOCK PERIODIZATION by Shane Robert
Block Periodization is a training model that is heavily used in strength sports like powerlifting and weightlifting, but has also gained popularity in sports/athletic conditioning as well. It divides training cycles into distinct blocks that emphasize a sport quality, such as hypertrophy, strength, power, or sport-specific skills, while still keeping the other qualities in the plan. This differs from Western Periodization which focuses on a single training quality at a time, at the expense of the other qualities. The block structure allows athletes to concentrate on specific aspects of their fitness without completely putting the other aspects aside.Here are the key characteristics of block periodization:
Block Periodization has gained popularity for its adaptability and potential to yield significant training gains. It allows for a more detailed and targeted approach to training, enabling athletes to focus on the qualities most relevant to their sports or goals at specific times.
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