40 min

Traditional vs. block periodisation with Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD | EP#362 That Triathlon Show

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Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In this interview, we discuss a recent study comparing the effects of 12 weeks of block periodisation with "best practice" cyclic, progressive traditional periodisation, as well as the general consensus on different periodisation patterns. 
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Defining block periodisation and cyclic, progressive traditional periodisation
-Previous evidence showing some benefits of using a block periodisation approach vs. traditional periodisation
-The findings of this new, more methodologically solid comparison of block and traditional periodisation
-Block periodisation as a tool in the toolbox
-Conclusions on the science and practice of periodisation patterns
SHOWNOTES:
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Nicki's Twitter, Instagram and Research Gate Including sprint training in cycling – training responses and peformance improvements with Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD | EP#300 No Differences Between 12 Weeks of Block-vs. Traditional-Periodized Training in Performance Adaptations in Trained Cyclists - Winfield Almquist et al. 2022 Block periodization of endurance training – a systematic review and meta-analysis - Mølmen et al. 2019 Block vs. Traditional Periodization of HIT: Two Different Paths to Success for the World’s Best Cross-Country Skier - Solli et al. 2019 RATE AND REVIEW:
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Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In this interview, we discuss a recent study comparing the effects of 12 weeks of block periodisation with "best practice" cyclic, progressive traditional periodisation, as well as the general consensus on different periodisation patterns. 
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Defining block periodisation and cyclic, progressive traditional periodisation
-Previous evidence showing some benefits of using a block periodisation approach vs. traditional periodisation
-The findings of this new, more methodologically solid comparison of block and traditional periodisation
-Block periodisation as a tool in the toolbox
-Conclusions on the science and practice of periodisation patterns
SHOWNOTES:
https://scientifictriathlon.com/tts362/
SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON AND THAT TRIATHLON SHOW WEBPAGE:
www.scientifictriathlon.com/podcast/
SPONSORS:
Precision Fuel & Hydration - Optimise and individualise your fueling and hydration strategy using their FREE Fuel & Hydration planner. Book a FREE one-on-one consultation to chat with the team and refine your fueling and hydration even further. Listeners of That Triathlon Show get 15% off their first order of fueling and hydration products. If you didn't catch the discount code in the episode, email Andy and the team at hello@pfandh.com and they will be happy to help. 
ROKA - Exceptional quality triathlon wetsuits, trisuits, swimskins, goggles, performance sunglasses as well as prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.  Online vision test for prescription updates and home try-on options available for eyeglasses. Ships from the US, UK and EU. Trusted by world-leading athletes such as  Lucy Charles-Barclay, Javier Gómez Noya, Flora Duffy, Morgan Pearson, Summer Rappaport and others in triathlon, cycling, speed skating, and many more. Visit roka.com/tts for 20% off your order.
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Nicki's Twitter, Instagram and Research Gate Including sprint training in cycling – training responses and peformance improvements with Nicki Winfield Almquist, PhD | EP#300 No Differences Between 12 Weeks of Block-vs. Traditional-Periodized Training in Performance Adaptations in Trained Cyclists - Winfield Almquist et al. 2022 Block periodization of endurance training – a systematic review and meta-analysis - Mølmen et al. 2019 Block vs. Traditional Periodization of HIT: Two Different Paths to Success for the World’s Best Cross-Country Skier - Solli et al. 2019 RATE AND REVIEW:
If you enjoy the show, please help me out by subscribing, rating and reviewing: www.scientifictriathlon.com/rate/
CONTACT:
Want to send feedback, questions or just chat? Email me at mikael@scientifictriathlon.com or connect on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

40 min