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Karsten Jensen
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Keeping in mind the objective of advising cross fit athletes, here is what I feel could be changed:
1: A clear clear definition of periodization should be added.
2: There has been so much development in the use of periodization including Block Periodization, Daily Undulating Periodization, Charlie Francis (mentioned by the author) as well as The Flexible Periodization Method that all address how to plan for extended competitive schedules. I feel it is irrelevant and confusing to mention that traditional periodization does not work for Cross Fit. Just focus on advice on what to do! (Based on the definition of periodization that you operate from, the author's suggestions are in fact periodization!)
3: I don't agree with the claim that traditional periodization is focused on only one element and one physical quality. Staying with the Russians - they have dominated in many sports. Even events like track and field rely on multiple physical qualities that all are developed within a periodized plan.
4: Regarding the final comments 1: Specifics on how to incorporate training elements at various levels are needed, 2+4 seem to related a lot: Keeping in mind the dynamics of the General Adaptation Syndrome, I don't think that dips in functional indicators can be avoided, but I think that they can be minimized 3: the weekly plans must have directions based on a longer term plan, especially when someone is training for competition (a reverse engineered approach). Respectfully, Karsten Jensen, MSc,
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Are you training with athletes or fitness clients who have a goal of performing their first full push up with good form? The Flexible Periodization Method sees excellent results from this 5 step process. Here is video 1 of 5. Are you interested in 12 ways to increase the training stimulus without adding training time? Click here: http://yestostrength.com/…/fpm-bodyweight-training-speciali…
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Some coaches does not believe in teaching breathing. However, in 24 years as a strength coach I have met 1 athlete who did not benefit from being taught a progression of exercises towards breathing for strength because he mastered the skill without any specific training (he won silver in wrestling in Rio). Great article here by Alex Nurse http://www.stack.com/a/diaphragmatic-breathing
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Lots of fun teaching Periodization of High Intensity Interval Training last Sunday at Movati Athletic, London, Ontario with a great group of trainers. There is solid science based information available that support the use of regular KB Swings as a tool for HIIT. However, the Flexible Periodization Method incorporates several variations including the one below that increases demands on coordination and involvement of the knee extensors compared to a regular swing. Click on the link for more information about the next available course http://yestostrength.com/pages/periodization-of-hiit-workshop.html
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Do you feel that periodization is too complex? On this video I give an example of how to apply periodization in a very simple format, without wrtten training programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdaVhJUapro
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Below is the first of a series of videos based on an interview with my good friend Michael Schjerling. Key points in this clip: 1 Why we don't believe there will ever be a final 'proof" of periodization" and what we as coaches and trainers should aim for instead. 2 Why the Principle of Accomodation is one of the foundational arguments for periodization show less https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTdRv4AZydtB9SUgeIGuBg
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Looking forward to teach the Flexible Periodization Method Program Design Specialist in Denmark in February. Click on the link to see details + download manual excerpts.
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