Mike & Meg Stone: Periodization for Strength Power Sports

If you loved the Freelap Friday Five interview with Mike Stone last year, you will like the video below.

We have both Mike and Meg Stone give a presentation on Periodization and programming for Strength Power Sports – the Short Reader’s Digest Version -  at the 2012 NSCA Coaches Conference.

Mike Stone PhD is currently the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Director in the Department of Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Sciences (KLSS) at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Prior to joining ETSU he was the Head of Sports Physiology for the Unites Sates Olympic Committee (USOC).  From 1999 through 2001 he was Chair of Sport at Edinburgh University in Scotland. Dr. Stone’s service and research interests are primarily concerned with physiological and performance adaptations to strength/power training

Click here to go to the NSCA website to watch the video.

Mike & Meg Stone on Periodization for Strength Power Sports

  • Very dense material. Especially when you have to watch him talk instead of looking at the slides. I think I have an okay understanding of periodization, however, not enough to know 100% what Mike is saying and how I can apply it to track. I think periodization is the most important aspect of putting together a training plan, so it would be nice if some of the information Mike talked about could be put into a track context.

  • Great summary of all we need to know. I particularly like the part where he explains the volume load in terms of work instead of sets and reps. A mistake I did in the past. It’s a very important point I think.