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Model for Progression of Strength, Power, and Speed Training

Kirby, Tyler J BS; Erickson, Travis MS; McBride, Jeffrey M PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - pp 86-90
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181f3ee5d
Article

PERIODIZATION IS A PROCESS TO SEQUENTIALLY AND LOGICALLY MANIPULATE TRAINING VARIABLES TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE. FOR STRENGTH-POWER ATHLETES, PERIODIZATION MODELS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED, WHICH INDICATE AN INCREASING INTENSITY AND DECREASING VOLUME OF EXERCISE WITH DAILY VARIATIONS IN VOLUME AND INTENSITY AS WELL. ALTHOUGH THIS ADDRESSES THE PROGRESSION OF STRENGTH, THIS MAY NOT NECESSARILY ADDRESS THE PROGRESSION OF POWER AND SPEED, WITH POWER BEING THE PRODUCT OF BOTH FORCE AND VELOCITY. THIS ARTICLE IS A DISCUSSION OF THE POSSIBLE PROGRESSION OF STRENGTH, POWER, AND SPEED TRAINING AND NOT A DESCRIPTION OF A COMPLETE PERIODIZATION MODEL.

Neuromuscular Laboratory, Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Tyler J. Kirby

is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma.

Travis Erickson

is a lecturer in the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University.

Jeffrey M. McBride

is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University.

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