PRIMER ON PERIODIZATION
By Tudor O. Bompa, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
As a very important training concept, Periodization is not, as many people may believe, a new discovery. As exemplified by Flavius Philostratus (AD 170-245), a Greek philosopher and sporting enthusiasm, a simple form of periodization has been used since the ancient Olympic Games. In his six
manuals on training, Phylostratus wrote extensively about the methods used by the Greek Olympians.