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Periodization Essentials and Innovations in Resistance Training Protocols

Brown Lee E. EdD CSCS *D FACSM; Greenwood, Mike PhD, CSCS, *D, FACSM
Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2005
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The following article deals with the important topic of periodization from a theory of fractal similarity. It attempts to establish a link between different cycles during a year-long training program, which may assist the reader in designing and writing a more comprehensive resistance prescription.

Lee E. Brown is an associate professor of Kinesiology at California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, California.

Mike Greenwood is a professor at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

© 2005 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association