Here is my review of the Block Periodization book for the Vladimir Issurin serves as a scientific and professional coordinator at. Block Periodization has 22 ratings and 2 reviews. Aaron said: The theory in this book is meant for athletes training at an elite level. Most college aged. Results 1 – 17 of 17 Block Periodization by Vladimir Issurin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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As a member of the national Olympic delegations he took part in five Olympic Games; twice as a team leader of the Israeli kayak and swimming national teams and Rajamani added it Dec 24, Alexander Shifman marked it as to-read Feb 07, Breakthrough in Sport Training by Vladimir Issurin. Published October 30th by Ultimate Athlete Concepts. Another important reason was the unsatisfactory progression that athletes were making during multi-targeted mixed training.

The chapter begins by laying out scientific background, general factors affecting altitude performance and basics of altitude adaptation.

Interview with Vladimir Issurin

The most important concept from the book is that of the training residuals, or how often do you need to re-visit a trainable ability Speed, Aerobic Capacity, etc For the layperson, could you explain the difference between block periodization and classical periodization as developed by Lev Matveyev?

There is a clear description perioidzation terms and ideas used by traditional theory, along with contradictions and consequences of such approach.

The basic abilities usually contain general endurance, muscle strength, and basic coordination for certain sports.

At the bottom of this page members can find the appropriate coupon code and use it whenever they like. The loading microcycle is further differentiated into adjustment, loading and impact based on loading level. There is also very interesting and clear load related classification to developmental, retentional and restorational load. During the last decade, I have received many reports on successful implementation of block periodized training in different sports.


I was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis. However, I know a number of examples in different sports sailing, swimming, rowing where the block periodized programs were successfully implemented into the preparation of youngsters. The adoption of this system requires reformation of many theoretical positions and practical guidelines, which previously seemed unshakable.

In a few words, the difference concerns the backgrounds of the training theories. There is a presentation of so-called dual approach to giftedness, that differs between two factors: There are exampes of 1 microcycle to develop aerobic strength-aerobic abilities, 2 microcycle of high intensity anaerobic workloads, 3 microcycle periodizattion explosive strength in highly coordinated exercises, 4 pre-competitive microcycle and 5 microcycle for sport-specific fitness maintenance in dual and team sports.

Block Periodization: Breakthrough in Sport Training

This new approach has been implemented in various sports and has led to outstanding athletic achievements. Mondo Hughes rated it it was amazing Jun 01, Anyway, I hardly imagine that BP can be used in team vladjmir with such a long competition period and short preparatory period, although there are some interesting concepts and ideas like mini-blocks, compatibility and sequencing of training modalities, designing of a microcycle that could also be use in more traditional or complex-parallel periodization.

The chapter finishes with guidelines for structuring an altitude preparation program. Particulars regarding quadrennial planning were given for preparing highly qualified athletes.

Bo Rizzo marked it as to-read Feb 22, The initial attempts to design block periodized training were already fulfilled in the early ‘s by prominent coaches mostly in individual sports such as swimming, canoeing, and track and field.

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In any case, several approaches can be recommended for low-level athletes such as designing the final stage preparation for targeted competition.

At the same time, periodizatipn renovations were performed in other sports. Return to Book Page. Sign up for the Blocj News and Offers. Julian Suitor rated it it was amazing Mar 12, The first well-documented great successes belong to the USSR canoe-kayak national team that earned three gold and three silver medals in the Seoul Olympic Games and eight and nine gold medals, respectively, in the World Championships of and They are preliminary preparation, initial specialization, advanced specialization and sports perfection.

Block Periodization: Breakthrough in Sport Training by Vladimir Issurin

Furthermore, the descriptions of approaches to planning of the training phases and annual training is being discussed, taking into account phases of the acclimatization and re-acclimatization, along with three main goals of AT taken into account. Renato Futigami marked it as to-read Apr 19, More sport-specific examples should have been introduced. Roy Ritchie marked it as to-read Dec 16, Some interesting concepts worth mentioning here are the effect of taper realization mesocycle on emotional tension and anxiety of the athletes, nutritional advices during the taper, the effect of competition and emotional strain in the training stage on training residuals of preceding cycles and the method of prolongation of training residuals by inclusion of special compact mini-blocks.