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An 8-Week Periodized Mesocycle Leading to a National Level Weightlifting Competition

Pistilli Emidio Edward MS; Kaminsky, David E. MS; Totten, Leo MS; Miller, David
Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2004
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The concepts of periodization are often applied to the training programs of athletes in order to prepare for competition. These concepts include manipulation of training variables such as volume load, training intensity, and exercise selection. The following training program is one example of how these concepts can be manipulated and applied to the sport of weightlifting.

Edward Pistilli is pursuing a doctoral degree in exercise physiology at the West Virginia University.

David Kaminsky is a doctoral candidate at Temple University.

Leo Totten is president and head coach of the East Coast Gold weightlifting team and is a senior international coach for the U.S.A. Weightlifting.

Dave Miller is the vice president of the East Coast Gold weightlifting team and is a regional coach for U.S.A. Weightlifting.

© 2004 National Strength and Conditioning Association