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Periodization Problems
By Dr. A. Bondarchuk
From: Legkaya Atletika (U.S.S.R.)
No. 12, December 1986.

There have been many confusing ideas introduced to the theory of periodization since its introduction in the 1960’s. As several of these ideas are not acceptable, it appears to be advisable to clarify some major points of the principles applicable to the structuring of a single or double periodized training year.

Basic Principles Applicable to The Construction of Macrocycles
By Dr. Atko Viru
Leading Estonian sport scientist, Prof. Dr. Atko Viru, sums up the basic principles involved in the planning of macrocycles and discusses the main problems in the adjustment of training loads and intensities in the preparation period. The article is based on translated extracts from the author’s book Sportlik Treening, published by Eesti, Raamat, Tallinn, Estonian SSR, 1998.

Planning of Macrocycles
By Dr. Atko Viru
Professor Viru at the University of Tartu discusses general principles involved in the planning of macrocycles and looks in detail into the latest information in the design of concentrated strength blocks in the training program. The article is a translated summary by the editor from Kehakultuur, Vol. 47, No. 19, 1986, Tallinn, Estonian SSR.

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