‘The Best Kept Secret of Elite Athletes’

Are you an athlete? Are you a health conscious athlete? Then you should consider what elite athletes do to prepare for their next competition, fight, match, or race. It’s no surprise that athletes dedicate their lives to improving in their select sport, and some of them keep the same secret about how they maintain their…

Hypertrophy – The Second Phase of Periodization

There are many types of strength training that can be applied for different sports such as general strength, specific strength, absolute strength, relative strength, power or power endurance, etc. Regular strength training produces structural changes in the body. When the body adapt to these changes, the manipulation of load, volume and frequency of training that challenge…

Testing Before Starting

Before beginning any strength-training program for sports, it is necessary to estimate your current strength level as the intensity of exercises is a percentage of maximum strength. For example, to develop strength one should perform 1-4 repetition at 85% – 100% of maximum strength. To develop power one must perform explosive exercises at 30%-50% of…

Anatomical Adaptation – Strength Training for Competition

From his previous coaching experience with the Romania Olympic team, Dr. Tudor Bompa brought over brought over a highly effective method of training known as the “Periodization of Strength.” Periodization is a complex subject that includes periodization of biomotor abilities, strength, power, nutrition and many more. We need to understand that performance cannot be maintained…