Tag Archives: non-linear

Periodization part 3: From theory to practice

This article was originally published in Nov of 2013. I have left the article largely as it was originally written because I continue to apply a similar approach in my own training, and that of others. If you have used this approach or have questions, PLEASE EMAIL US! In part...
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Periodization part 1: Concepts and Application

The modern concepts of periodization were developed in the 1960’s, and continue to evolve to accommodate the individual needs of a given sport. Without a doubt, sports science and technology have helped to drive training advances, including periodization, but the topic continues to create controversy and confusion within the training...
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ESP Tipcast 72 follow-up: Building toward 2016

On Tipcast 72 I discussed the importance of using your off-season as a springboard for next season’s success. Sound like old advice? Yup, you’re right. But the truth is, many athletes still fall well short of the mark in the off-season by resting too much, or simply having no coherent...
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(Stop the) Swimming insanity: Why most swim programs are dumb

There is one inevitability of training, no matter how well-intentioned, someone will always find a way to add complete insanity to a sport. In the sport of triathlon, its swimming. What’s equally insane is that many triathletes see this as completely normal. Let’s face it, though, endurance athletes are predisposed...
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The anti-protein movement: More bullshit “evidence”

Look, I get it. Some people have an agenda. Maybe they’re naive or gullible, or maybe they believe something so much they have to dig up anything they can to prove their point (i.e., confirmation bias). As Mark Twain once said: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t...
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