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Periodization of Strength Training for Sports

Tudor Bompa revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in 1963. He has since gone on to become a world-renowned exercise scientist and the foremost authority on periodization and the development of biomotor abilities.
In Periodization of Strength Training for Sports, Fourth Edition, Bompa partners with international strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to go beyond the simple application of bodybuilding or powerlifting programs to show you what training to schedule – and when – to build athletic strength and maximize performance at the right time.
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Functional Training Anatomy

The term “functional training” has been associated with a fair amount of controversy ever since it became part of the fitness training vernacular more than a decade ago.
In Functional Training Anatomy, noted strength and conditioning specialists Kevin Carr and Mary Kate Feit cut through the clutter and misconceptions about functional training and cover all aspects of how to build a purposeful, effective, and efficient program that provides the strength, stability, and mobility you need to support your body in life and in sports.
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What are the best supplements for powerlifters?

Diet is an important part of any athlete’s regime, proving the fuel required to perform. However diet alone may not always be able to provide everything you need, this may be due to a deficiency you have or the fact that some nutrition you may not be able to take in. That’s where supplements come in. In this article we explore the most beneficial supplements for powerlifters, adapted from Dan Austin and Bryan Mann’s second edition of Powerlifting.
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How to choose the right strength training exercises for athletes

As a coach choosing the right strength training exercises for athletes can be a daunting task with so many options out there: free weights, exercise machines, isometrics, uphill ambulation with an additional load, drop jumps, self-resistance exercises, and so on. In this post, adapted from Science and Practice of Strength Training, we explore the various classes of exercises used for strength enhancement for both beginning and qualified athletes.
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