Professional athletes follow a periodization model. A periodization model changes every few weeks to allow the athlete to constantly focus on a different component of their fitness. In this manner, periodization training minimizes the risk of injury and maximizes the results.
Our periodization model typically follows the phases below.
After completing all these phases, we like to redo the process. This allows the body to recover from hard training and continue to achieve new mobility, strength, speed, work capacity and power gains.
Conversely, the fitness industry just follows a workout of the day approach or a body part of the day approach. There is a reason why professional athletes are just so much fitter than the average individual. It’s their training approach.
When we train athletes, we make sure the periodization model follows a timeline related to their competitions. In this manner, the athlete is peaked and ready for competition.
However, for an optimal health, wellness, and fitness user, we recommend a 15-18 week periodization model to keep them performing at their best at all times.
If the results you have been getting are not meeting your goals, we suggest exploring a periodization model.
Elitefitnessnow.com has online strength and conditioning programs that make you better at life and sport. All our training programs follow a periodization training model. Additionally, elitefitnessnow.com has a daily podcast that provides health, wellness and fitness education.