* To feature at various events throughout the year, including UKSCA Annual Conference, 5th International Coaching Conference and ECSS Annual Congress. * Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletter and posted on the Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog. * Planned reviews and features in magazines including BASES The Sport and Exercise Scientist.
Part I. Training TheoryChapter 1. Basis for Training Scope of Training Objectives of Training Classification of Skills System of Training Adaptation Supercompensation Cycle and Adaptation Sources of Energy Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 2. Principles of Training Multilateral Development Versus Specialization Individualization Development of the Training Model Load Progression Sequence of the Training Load Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 3. Preparation for Training Physical Training Exercise for Physical Training Technical Training Tactical Training Theoretical Training Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 4. Variables of Training Volume Intensity Relationship Between Volume and Intensity Frequency Complexity Index of Overall Demand Summary of Major Concepts Part II. Planning and Periodization Chapter 5. Periodization of Biomotor Abilities Brief History of Periodization Periodization Terminology Applying Periodization to the Development of Biomotor Abilities Simultaneous Versus Sequential Integration of Biomotor Abilities Periodization of Strength Periodization of Power, Agility, and Movement Time Periodization of Speed Periodization of Endurance Integrated Periodization Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 6. Planning the Training Session Importance of Planning Planning Requirements Types of Training Plans Training Session Daily Cycle of Training Modeling the Training Session Plan Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 7. Planning the Training Cycles Microcycle Macrocycle Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 8. Periodization of the Annual Plan Annual Training Plan and Its Characteristics Classifying Annual Plans Chart of the Annual Training Plan Criteria for Compiling an Annual Plan Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 9. Peaking for Competition Training Conditions for Peaking Peaking Defining a Taper Competition Phase of the Annual Plan Identifying Peaking Maintaining a Peak Summary of Major Concepts Part III. Training MethodsChapter 10. Strength and Power Development The Relationship Between the Main Biomotor Abilities Strength Methods of Strength Training Manipulation of Training Variables Implementation of a Strength Training Program Periodization of Strength Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 11. Endurance Training Classification of Endurance Factors Affecting Aerobic Endurance Performance Factors Affecting Anaerobic Endurance Performance Methods for Developing Endurance Methods for Developing High-Intensity Exercise Endurance Periodization of Endurance Summary of Major Concepts Chapter 12. Speed and Agility Training Speed Training Agility Training Program Design Periodization of Speed and Agility Training Summary of Major Concepts
Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in his native Romania in 1963. After adopting his training system, the Eastern Bloc countries dominated international sports through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, Bompa began applying his principles of periodization to the sport of bodybuilding. He has personally trained 11 Olympic medalists (including four gold medalists) and has served as a consultant to coaches and athletes worldwide. Bompa's books on training methods, including Theory and Methodology of Training: The Key to Athletic Performance and Periodization of Training for Sports, have been translated into 19 languages and used in more than 180 countries for training athletes and educating and certifying coaches. Bompa has been invited to speak about training in more than 30 countries and has been awarded certificates of honor and appreciation from such prestigious organizations as the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, the Australian Sports Council, the Spanish Olympic Committee, NSCA (2014 Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement), and the International Olympic Committee. A member of the Canadian Olympic Association and the Romanian National Council of Sports, Bompa is a professor emeritus at York University, where he taught training theories since 1987. In 2017, Bompa was awarded the honorary title of doctor honoris causa in his home country of Romania. He and his wife, Tamara, live in Sharon, Ontario. Carlo A. Buzzichelli is a PhD candidate at the Superior Institute of Physical Culture and Sports of Havana (Cuba), a professional strength and conditioning coach, the director of the International Strength and Conditioning Institute, a consultant for the Cuban track and field Olympic team, an adjunct professor of theory and methodology of training at the University of Milan (Italy), and a member of the President's Program Advisory Council of the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Buzzichelli has held seminars and lectures at various universities and sport institutes worldwide and was an invited lecturer at the 2012 International Workshop on Strength and Conditioning of Trivandrum (India), the 2015 Performance Training Summit of Beijing (China), the 2016 International Workshop on Strength and Conditioning in Bucharest (Romania), and the 2017 Track and Field National Team Coaches Forum in Havana. Buzzichelli's coaching experience includes the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2003 and 2017 World Track and Field Championships, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. As a strength and conditioning coach for team sports, his senior teams have achieved a first place and a second place in their respective league cups, and his junior teams have won two regional cups. As a coach of individual sports, Buzzichelli's athletes have won 23 medals at national championships in four different sports (track and field, swimming, Brazilian jiujitsu, and powerlifting), set nine national records in powerlifting and track and field, and won 10 medals at international competitions. In 2015, Buzzichelli coached two Italian champions in two different sports; in 2016, two of his athletes earned international titles in two different combat sports.