Fluid Periodization: A New Approach to Sports Performance
Majid Koozehchian, Kinesiology; Gina Mabrey, Kinesiology
2:30-2:40pm | Houston Cole Library, 11th Floor
As the amount of technology surrounding the sports performance landscape has increased, there has been a shift in how coaches approach year-to-year, month-to-month, and day-to-day performance planning. Periodization is the division of training into specific phases wherein coaches and athletes manipulate training variables such as sets, reps, load, and bio motor abilities to bring about specific adaptations to maximize athletic performance at the proper time. Over the years, many periodization models have been researched and implemented to elicit positive improvement in athletic performance, but none of those models take into account the physiological assessment of the individual with objective measures. Since individuals have large variability in genetics and external environmental factors, it is reasonable to believe that individuals recover differently than others even when exposed to the same stressors. Athlete monitoring systems offer an objective assessment purported to evaluate an individual’s physiological readiness to adapt to an overload stimulus, thus allowing daily manipulations in training loads. The term fluid periodization describes physical training, which adjusts volume and intensity based on the physiological assessment of the individual with objective measures. This research review aims to evaluate the differences in periodization models and the effects of fluid periodization on athletic performance.
student research, kinesiology
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Johnson, Rubyn, "Fluid Periodization: A New Approach to Sports Performance" (2023). JSU Student Symposium 2023. 17.