Periodization and Programming for Strength Power Sports with Mike Stone and Meg Stone NSCA
I would like to thank the NSCA forallowing me the opportunity to come and discuss this particular topic. We aregoing to talk, if I can get this to work, a little bit about Periodization andProgramming for Strength Power Sports primarily. Now there is no way that wecould do this subject justice in less than about a week. We don't have that much time today. Sowe're going to go fast. So hold on to your seats andhopefully we can stir up some things. Now if you get into the literature orstart talking to your fellows, your
colleagues you will find that there is a lot ofcontroversy and a lot of confusion dealing with peroidization and theconcept of periodization. So we're going to talk talk a little bit about what periodization reallyis. The first thing we need to do though is talk about the components of atraining process and I hope there's some things in here that will stir yourinterest and get you to think a little bit maybe differently than you hadbefore. One thing that I would argue, and this isa twoweek topic, and that is you're never
strong enough and there is no substitutefor being strong. We can make a good argument, I'm notgoing to do it today, but we can make a real good argument that strongerathletes are better athletes. The next thing that I would argue isthere is no substitute for genetics and that is a key component in talent. Weknow, for example, that your genetic heritage relates to physiology. For example, because of person's geneticsthey may inherit, so to speak, more type 1 fibers. They're going to be a betterlongdistance running.
They have higher max VO2. If youinherit more type 2 fibers you got a better chance of becoming a sprinter.But one thing a lot of people don't think about is that your genetics alsorelate to your window of adaptation because of yourheredity you inherit the ability to adapt to a training program and somepeople's boundaries or window of adaptation are larger than others. So you can put them on the same programand some folks are just going to adapt to that training program better than others.
So the bottom line here is if your headcoach recruits basically people that have agenetic background that is not too good for that particular sport you can putthem on the best training program in the world and a few years lateryou may get them a little bit stronger and a little bit faster but they're stillgoing to be weaker and less fast than people that had genetics that were rightfor that sport. Now we also have to realize thattraining is a process and there's a lot more to it than simply the sets and reps.In other words the programming.
We're going to talk a little bit aboutthat. One of the things that you have to realize that you have to learn in detailhow to plan all of the aspects of the process. You have to understand the basictraining principle, which we'll talk a little bit about later on. You have to becreative and learn how to use longterm and think longterm rather than justwhat's going to happen tomorrow and learn how to vary the the various components of the trainingprogram over longterm and the training process over a longterm.
Micros Mesos and Macros with Joe Kenn NSCA
Hey good morning. I appreciate you taking the time out tolisten to a blowhard like me speak. The greatest thing that Scott did for me wasnot put anybody behind me so I can go off on my tangents and hopefully we canget some good information out to you all. There's numerous people to thank whenyou're up here. No one gets up here by themselves. First I want to thank theNSCA in particular Peter Melanson, Scott Caulfield, and Boyd Epley for reaching out and giving me the best opportunity I've had as a speaker in theUnited States.
This is the first time I've spoken atthe NSCA national conference so the honor is mine and it's an extremelyhumbling experience. Two my wife who's been on this long journey with me for 23years, the ups and downs to coaching. I live a realworld life. I'm a coach.I travel my family to six different states, been fired, rehired, that's life. That'scoaching. Without her, I don't know if I'm standing up here today. To my two sonswho didn't choose this life, they've had to fight adversity and they've won too.The people who have put me here are the people that I've been affiliated with and who have
allowed me to raise my level of coaching.Who have challenged what I believe in to make sure that I can justify to you whywe do what we do, because that's the key to a successful coach, especially astrength coach. Who gets in a pitty pat fight with sport coaches over why youdo what you doé If you cannot justify your programming, you're going to lose tothe head coach. They're giving you your clients. Some of you have not figured thatout yet. And I've been blessed with some of the best people to work with. Some ofthem are in here today. It would take me over an hour to thankeveryone. They know who they are, but more
importantly, I thank you for coming in tolisten. Hopefully what we do today is to reaffirm some things. This is not science.This lecture is not science, I'm the most practical guy in the room. What I'm gonnagive you is 23 years of working the floor, writing programs, making certainthings that people want to make complex extremely simple. This is a give and takelecture. I'm going to give you every part of information that I can, and for anyquestion you ask that I have the answer, I will give it to you. But my expectationis for you to take something. In this day and age, too many people want theinformation but don't want to learn it.
That's why you see my slides have nowritten information. Whyé Because if I don't know it, I shouldn't be talkingabout it. I want you to take the information that applies to your world.How do you do thaté By writing it in your words, because then you can bring itback and interpret it your way and make it successful. It's a simple as that. That's the art ofcoaching, is make it yours and believe in it and have the passion and the heart andthe ability to go out and prove the value that you believe in workregardless of the setting you're in. If
you are familiar with our programming, Icall it quot;complex simplicityquot; because I wanna take everything that's been brokeredto me and make it as simple as possible. Whyé Because it's easy to interpret. We live in this world now, the terminology, I mean . There's ninety different ways to say hypertrophy now. You know what that isé Just get them big. There's ninety different ways to talkabout maximal strength. Get them strong. It's not that hard. For me, I'm alwayslooking for ways to reiterate to the people that work for me and then toathletes, who when they ask
Ultimate Frisbee Training Design Why Linear Periodization is not the Answer
Hi. I'm Melissa Witmer the founder of Ultimate Results the creatorof the Ultimate Athlete Project on travel around the country routines told my players about how to better prepare physicallyfor first portables but it wasn't alwaysthis way few years ago I was probably a lot likeyou I had a lot of alternate skill a lot of passion for the sport but Ididn't really know how to best as they prepare for forplaying split so so much
on in fact about three years ago letwasn't a lot like you I was actually really are she I stop playingcompetitive holes in it for a while and so without those goals are to lovemyself gonna see if I'm sitting at a desk a lot I gainedabout 20 pounds I miles maker was lookin so good but then on up 2010 kinda got fed up well with myself and I decided that Iwould try out this new team her others for me
Philadelphia and using take a lot ofwork to get myself in shape but I also know thatprovide me with the exact linearization that he did I'm so Anna inside China for this team you know thatpoint like I said it was really a safe but know that you know I wouldn't mind aservice like nine minutes away Sunday that nobody on the translation you knowwho it was I'd never play for any bigtime collegeprogram so
he flew who I was coming in to try outand and also I do I gave up five years olderprobably the most feared shot 60 so this is all set you know it's notlike I didn't really have a big margin in the air getting myselfready for these trials so service I take it pretty seriouslyand and commit to commit to doing it but Ido it takes away and it hand up in this process on a I I am I say that I would do things
differently than done before because Iknew that I had to train smart in order to you not be able tocompete with the your athletes I was and why will donothing for their sleepy and so such a revamp my alternate velocity inthis process and the ideal I researched to how professional athletes country how they get ready for theirsports totally comfortable living time in training and to a long story short I was reallysuccessful and I
the team that I want to make it's reallysatisfying to use their journey into achieve that goal fellow hardware but you know they make the team also turned out to be a better athlete everwas in my twenties because I was training so much smarterthan I ever had and this did you realize just how muchpotential I had been living on the ticket will all these years and I think that's pretty true forowners also