We made the book and the course as compliments to each other, not duplicates. The book provides more graphics and analytical content meant to be consumed at a slower pace, while the course is a way to dive into all of the theory audibly with detailed explanations of how our system works by Dane Miller. Both the book and the course provide unique content.
Sport Planning and Technical Literacy
You have grown your team.
And they LOVE you for all the advice and support you have given them.
Now its time to transform your athletes into CHAMPIONS.
Know Your Athletes
One of the most difficult aspects behind developing strength and power athletes is figuring out WHAT will help an athlete to perform and HOW to make positive change. More often than not, coaches are misguided in their programming and technical literacy.
Are you wasting time writing programs for athletes and competitors who perform below expectations at the big event?
In the end you never know what progress, if any, your athletes are making, because you are not in control of the outcome.
But You Can Be.
We created the Parabolic Periodization course at Garage Strength for coaches - Use the diagnostic tools provided to understand what athlete type you are working with, and let the rest of your programming fall into line.
The course is an interactive, 50 lesson, online course that teaches you the “secrets” of the worlds most successful coaches.
Learn how to structure programs for peak performance at multiple competitions per year
Learn how to understand different types of athletes and program specifically for their needs
Understand the details of autoregulation, percentage based training, and lift comparisons with our intuitive charts
11 BONUS resources included!!
Do you struggle to program and peak different types of athletes? Are you a coach who is looking for an in-depth periodization scheme that is proven to work! Dive into Parabolic Periodization and be confident every athlete you coach will be prepared to peak when it matters!
“Parabolic Periodization is the best course I have ever taken about programming. Dane’s insight to coaching has unlocked peak performance in his own athletes, and now he’s sharing it with the rest of us!”
“Parabolic Periodization is a nice approach to training that has been proven by Dane over the past few years. If you want to learn how to properly classify athletes to uniquely program for different personalities, then this course will help you achieve your goal.”
Learn the 5 Blocks of Periodization
What are the phases? How are they used and how are they developed over time depending upon individual athletes? When designing a program, the ATHLETE must be the number one thought, over and over again. Coaches need to understand and solve the athlete’s problems every single block, every single week, every single day, to get their athletes on the road to championship success. By diving deep into every block and athlete type, we will be able to understand the theory and slowly grasp the integration of principles.
Understand Athlete Types
What the heck are these Athlete curves and analysis? How can you learn how to use them and build them into your programming? How do different people and different personalities respond to the same exact stimuli. Coaching is not a one size fits all but understanding the athlete type will make decisions quicker and more efficient.
Parabolic Periodization will teach you the skills you need to strategically build a top level athlete using the average hard working kids and adults that frequent your training facility right now.
Whether you train:
High School Athletes
Anyone can make progress in this system.
Parabolic Periodization is designed to customize and implement your program creation process from scratch in just a few hours. Easily duplicate this system for each of the three athlete types and help your athletes make real progress.
Parabolic Periodization puts you in control of your athlete’s results. Not to mention, helping you turn the life you want to live, into your livelihood.
Not an elite level coach? Not a problem! You will be guided through the whole process. The Garage Strength team has already helped dozens of coaches, like you, develop athletes at the state, national and international stages in weightlifting and sports performance.
11 Bonus Resources
The 11 bonus resources come with each course and book purchase. Each comes with graphs, charts, and detailed explanations of the specific topic!
Athlete Reactive Analysis
Athlete Type and Cues
Daily Training Checklist
Exercise Metrics and Correction Workflow
How to Structure Blocks
Programming By Athlete Type
Targeting Weaknesses - Skill vs Strength
Warm Ups and Potentiation
Weights and Loading
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the book and the course the same material?
What sport is Parabolic Periodization meant for?
Is Parabolic Periodization meant for coaches or athletes?
Parabolic Periodization is written to coaches who are looking to better understand and program more effectively for there athletes. That said, both the book and course is extremely useful for self-coached athletes or even athletes with coaches who simply want to understand training better.
Does the book include a training program?
It does not, but we do you one better by teaching you everything you need to know about constructing the most effective program yourself. If you are looking for a training program, check out our weightlifting specific programs HERE.
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Are you a weightlifter, thrower, wrestler, or any athlete in a technical sport that struggles to find that technical mindset? You get into the gym and you're sitting there wondering what can I do to stop being a meathead and to actually focus on technique?
Improve your technique, increase your back squat, enhance your mobility. That’s all you need to do to become a better weightlifter...simple right? It sounds easy but there is so much information floating around the internet, it can be incredibly difficult to build toward a monster squat that effectively improves the competitive lifts of the snatch and clean and jerk. Your squat may have plateaued for months and in turn this has caused a stagnant point in your career....
You have an athlete with ground to make up, they have goals and direction in training, but you believe these goals are attainable and they have your support as a coach. What must be done to conquer the opposition? What are the LITTLE THINGS that an athlete can do that the more “elite” won’t be doing?
I rolled my eyes, this happens more than people realize. On a regular basis we get direct messages of athletes wanting to come train, they want to be full-time, hit their goals and become champions. And then they come to Garage Strength. They step into a world of absurd intensity and accountability. They engage with a culture like no other. Maybe they train once, possibly twice and then disappear, never to be seen or heard from again.
Over the last year, Kate Wehr has been bouncing between two different weight classes. After the new weight classes were established during the summer of 2018, Kate and I decided to try and drop down to 55k for the end of 2018 and for the competition year of 2019. She is an excellent lifter, she has made teams at the youth level, she has made the Junior World team, she has made tremendous strides in training even while working a job at Cracker Barrel and while going to college full-time.
It’s the sixth attempt, the meet is on the line, a two kilogram PR in the clean and jerk will capture the US National title. Deep down inside, the coach knows the athlete likely does not have the strength to hit this jerk. The coach believes the athlete can stand it up, but when they’re at the top, they may lose tension during the dip, collapse forward and drive the jerk forward. Confidence is low BUT the weight needs to be put on the bar to win that title!
Along with books from Zatsiorsky, Bompa, and Bondarchuk, I hold Parabolic Periodization in high regard. It's breakdown on athlete characterization is very interesting, and something that I had yet to really come across in such detail. Dane is able to make the material easily digestible and even more so when it's accompanied with the online course. I really hope to successfully implement this into my program. Great work GS Team!
Exceptional book and accompanying course that will help my athletes immediately!
Best programming book I’ve ever read. And I have every book on programming that has been written in English. I would love to discuss when I’ve read it through a couple of more times if your open to that concept!
It’s great to have a view on how Dane structures his programs ! I will definitively use his system of classification of athletes with my weightlifters. Definitively a must-have book for any serious coach or athlete training for weightlifting !
The best part about Parabolic Periodization is that just about everything in it is immediately applicable to our athletes and their development. The categorizing of athletes based on personality type is something a lot of coaches want to do, but this gives a clear and concise way to do so. The principles and concepts in here will benefit all of our athletes from the Weightlifters to the Sport Performance crew to the General Pop. This book and course do a great job of giving direction while also forcing you to think critically and analyze your current system. I will be referencing this book frequently when looking for ways to improve the team's performance. I would recommend every coach dive into this.