Here at Precision Athletica, we value our athlete’s time and dedication to train with us to improve their performance. There are many ways to skin a cat when it comes to designing and implementing a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) program that gives the athletes the most bang for their buck.
This is reflected in the chaotic nature of sport itself.
Take field & court sports (i.e. Rugby/Football & Basketball/Tennis, respectively) as an example – athletes are exposed to many different athletic movements throughout the entire season.
If we look at a sport like Rugby, athletes need to be fast and agile, but also have the physical build to absorb contact during tackles and scrummages. These types of sports place differing amounts of emphasis on multiple physical qualities at once.
In order to target all the various qualities, Strength & Conditioning coaches would design a program based off what’s known as Vertical Integration.
But, before we delve in deeper, let’s look into one of the simplest ways to periodise training – block periodisation. Word of warning, sometimes the simplest method is not always the most effective.