Periodization is the structured planning of strength training to reach peak performance at a certain point in time. Without periodization, workouts become random, inconsistent, and not focused on the goal at hand. Our periodization model, Parabolic Periodization, follows 5 unique phases over a 20 week time frame and is cycled throughout the year. In reality, today’s athletes either play multiple sports that are equally important or play one sport that has multiple seasons or different points throughout the year where being in peak performance shape is necessary. Parabolic Periodization allows for 2-4 peaks throughout the year while keeping athletes in near peak condition almost always.
The key is the incorporation of all types of training at all times. You will train highly explosive exercises in the off-season, and hypertrophy in-season for injury prevention. However, there will be a noticeable decrease in volume and increase in intensity from the beginning of the 20-week cycle to the end peak date.