What is this thing we call periodization?

Chris Beardsley
Apr 14, 2018 · 8 min read

#1. Normative definitions


#2. Teleological definitions


#3. Descriptive definitions


Which type of definition is best?


What are the key features of periodization?

#1. Variety


#2. Non-random


#3. Planning in advance


#4. Timetabling


What is a *descriptive* definition of periodization?


How can we assess whether periodization make a program better? — part 1


How can we assess whether periodization make a program better? — part 2


How can we assess whether periodization make a program better? — part 3


What is the takeaway?

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