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Sports periodization

Sports periodization is the systematic planning of training with the goal of peaking the performance of an athlete or team for a specific event. Periodization training breaks up your overall training cycle in into different phases that each focus on developing something different. My training has followed this basic concept since I first discovered it at university over 6 years ago using periodization to plan my training cycles in preparation for important paddling races during the year. This all depends on how many important races you have and how much time you have which sometimes means sacrificing non-important races for...