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    Periodization

    In your terms, what exactly is periodization(for football/soccer)?
    What are some of the most common mistakes that athletes make with training?

    What are some of the techniques you've used to blast through training Plateaus?

    -How building a Mesocycle 3+1 ,what Volume/intensity/frequency in 1-2 3 and 4 weeks?In OffSeason and preSeason?

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    Originally posted by Davids
    What are some of the most common mistakes that athletes make with training?
    overtraining, which is a product of "lack of knowledge."
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    Periodization

    [quote]Originally posted by Davids
    In your terms, what exactly is periodization(for football/soccer)?
    What are some of the most common mistakes that athletes make with training?

    Could you not approach it like sprint training? Address when you have competition periods and work backwards (ala Charlie)? Addressing all components all the time. I guess that a question could be what training factors could be itemized as low/high intensity? Also, which ones can be addressed on the same day? Can skill development like striking a soccer ball with the inside/outside of the foot when shooting on goal or practicing set plays for free kicks be catagorized as low intensity even though it requires a high degree of concentration?

    Food for thought! Let's eat shall we!

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    Mesocycle

    How constructing you Mesocycle(Volume/Intensity and Frequency)?

    What are ,in your opinion,"Shock" and Base Mesocycle?

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    overtraining, which is a product of "lack of knowledge."
    you do have a way with words E :clap:
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    How about a discussion about the relative values of two conflicting approaches.
    My approach is to use 2 speed and 1 speed end session per week for three high int weeks with 1 reduced int week.
    The other popular approach is to use 2 speed and 2 speed end sessions per week as follows - speed, speed end, tempo, speed, speed end, tempo, off, with 2 high intensity weeks followed by a reduced int week.
    What are the relative merits of each approach, and which will yield the most progress in the long run for the highest level athletes?

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    Do you feel that the second approach may produce temporary gains, but over the long run drain the athlete? Also, if the CNS demands are greater on an elite athlete, would the second cause more stress, (even if we consider the sp. end. work to be less of a demand)?

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    Taking up on Dlive's point: Goose, for example, in another post feels he could do back-to-back to speed sessions.

    What if an athlete, in their present physical state, couldn't 'hit' their system enough during an individual session to cause an optimal compensation during recovery? Might two sessions be required to yield the same marginall benifit?

    Just a thought...

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    good question. Two sessions may yield this, but you may can also add in some complex movements (bounds, form running, plyometrics) to complement what you are doing and to get the stresses needed for adaptation.

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    dlive: this is a big 'what if' but...what if the athlete tends to fatigue quite quickly (with a resultant drop in quality) and needed to spread the workload over the two sessions? At an early stage of development maybe a coach might not want an athlete to 'specialise' too early.

    I know the answer myself - reduce the supplementry high intensity components and reduce speed volume as neccesary but am just trying to think of a case where a 2 on 1 off approach may be justified.

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