The Benefits Of Periodization Training

Robert Forster, CEO & Founder of Phase IV and Forster Physical Therapy has teamed with Herbalife to create a fitness program called Herbalife 24Fit.  Tired of encountering ill-advised training programs that only cause more injury, Robert created a new approach to physical therapy, which is divided into phases that follow the body’s natural healing and growth patterns. His practice in Santa Monica, California, provides athletes with effective, scientific and injury-free solutions for health and performance.

The 24fit program uses the very science that has made Robert so successful. This includes periodization training principles which recognises that all exercise is much less effective if rest and recovery periods are not provided.

“Recovery should be so well understood and actively enhanced that it becomes a significant component in training” – Tudor Bompa, Father of modern periodization theories.

Have you ever thought about why for over three decades the Russians were dominating almost every sport? The answer is something called ‘Periodization’. In the early 1960’s, Tudor Bompa, who is considered the ‘Father of Modern Periodization’, influenced the way Russian sports scientists approached training. Although Russian sports scientists had tried dividing the training year into different periods in the 1940’s, it wasn’t until Tudor Bompa’s revisions in the 1960’s that people really started seeing results. Perodization was a method that included phases of training that promoted rest.

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