The Basics of Periodization and How to Apply It to the Contract Performer

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The Basics of Periodization and How to Apply It to the Contract Performer

Periodization is the systematic organization of all aspects of an athlete’s or a team’s training for an extended period of time. It is used as a means to plan for and facilitate peak performance at the most important competitions, as well as planned decreases in training volume to facilitate recovery and mitigate the risk of overtraining.
lete’s or a team’s training for an extended period of time. It is used as a means to plan for and facilitate peak performance at the most important competitions, as well as planned decreases in training volume to facilitate recovery and mitigate the risk of overtraining. There are different approaches to periodizing a training plan. It needs to be understood that no one approach is inherently superior to another, but rather that it is dependent on the specific needs of the athlete, the athlete’s biological and training age, the specific needs of their sport, and the competitive layout of their sport. As well, different authors have different classification names for the cycles; however, the overall concept of a periodized plan remains the same. ...
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Yasmine Mucher

From Toronto, Ontario, Yasmine Mucher is a provisionally certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, and CSEP Certified Personal Trainer. She started training in circus arts 2008, specializing in all things trapeze. This sparked her love and curiosity for the capabilities of the human body, but pain and injury exposed to her the lack of research and knowledgeable practitioners in the area of circus arts and the needs of the artistic athlete’s body. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2017, and an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in 2020, throughout her education and thereafter, Yas worked as a circus performer and coach for people of all ages, applying scientifically informed methods to her own and her clients’ training and reaping the results. www.benddontbreak.net