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The Science and Practice of Periodization: A Brief Review

Turner, Anthony MSc, CSCS

Erratum

In the article that appeared on page 34 of volume 33, issue number 1(http://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/Fulltext/2011/02000/The_Science_and_Practice_of_Periodization__A_Brief.6.aspx), several Figure callouts were misplaced within the article. On page 34, the callout to Figure 2 should have been removed. On page 35, the callout to Figure 3 should have been a callout to Figure 2 and the callout to Figure 4 should have been removed. On page 36, the callout to Figure 5 should have been a callout to Figure 4, the callout to Figure 3 should have been deleted, the callout to Figure 6 should have been a callout to Figure 5, and the callout to Figure 7 should have been removed. On page 37, the callout to Figure 8 should have been a callout to Figure 6 and the callout to Figure 9 should have been a callout to Figure 7. On page 38, the callout to Figure 7 should have been a callout to Figure 8. On page 39, the first callout to Figure 10 should have been a callout to Figure 9 and the callout to Figure 2 should have been a callout to Figure 10.

Strength & Conditioning Journal. 33(2):91, April 2011.

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182079cdf
Article
Abstract

PERIODIZATION REPRESENTS AN OPTIMAL STRATEGY FOR ORGANIZING STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS. THE SELECTED STRATEGY, HOWEVER, SHOULD BE BASED ON THE LEVEL OF THE ATHLETE AND THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE COMPETITIVE SEASON. A COMMON THEME THROUGHOUT ALL THE PERIODIZATION PROTOCOLS IS THE NEED TO MANIPULATE VOLUME LOADS, PROGRESS FROM GENERAL TO SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING, AND DISSIPATE FATIGUE. SIGNIFICANT TO THE LATTER, THE USE OF PRECOMPETITION TAPERS APPEARS EVIDENTLY BENEFICIAL. ALTHOUGH ENOUGH ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE EXISTS TO VALIDATE THE USE OF PERIODIZATION, FURTHER SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED TO UNDERSTAND ITS USE AND LIMITATIONS TO ELITE LEVEL ATHLETES ACROSS EXTENDED PERIODS (E.G., >4 YEARS). UNTIL SUCH TIME, HOWEVER, ITS USE IS RECOMMENDED AND ADVOCATED BY THE RESEARCH HEREIN.

Author Information

London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, London, England

Anthony Turner is a strength and conditioning coach and program leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, England.

© 2011 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association