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The Myths of Training

Here we list the biggest myths in training so you can identify, and through this, know what really matters when preparing for a competition in addition with your periodization.




Periodization vs Instinctive Training

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The science of sports has always been concerned about myths. Therefore,  trying to explain the structures that make up an organized, planned, structured, periodized training is a major task. However, constantly professional and even sports enthusiasts have great urgency in these responses regarding such training methods. Especially when it comes to build a periodization. And since these methods are frequent gaps in the literature, since there are many variables to control in order to ensure the efficiency of a particular periodization, many choose to rely only on their instincts to organize their training or even their athletes.
But like everything else in life, we depend on a certain “north” to guide us when we need to complete a task.

We organize ourselves into everything we do in our lives, but why the training would be different?

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From the moment we leave the house to our work, we need a certain plan so that we do not get stuck in some traffic. When we intend to travel, it would be much smarter to plan our trip as to how we are going to catch our flight, where we will be staying, if we are taking all our belongings necessary for the trip, in short, to plan for everything to be at least as close as we intended.
However, we will always find some traffic jam on the road, or even forget something when we go out to travel.
But should we crucify our organization, our planning because of some factors that might happen? And turn to a complete wildlife based on our instincts?

Instinct Training ( without a plan)

Organized Training (Periodization Plan)

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In organized and planned training, the order of factors changes the result!
When we mix the 03 main training variables (frequency, volume, intensity) we have an infinite number of stimulus to present to the athlete. But there will be times when a variable with higher priority can lead to a scenario of extreme fatigue, injury, or something.
And for this not to happen, guess what: The periodization is the best way to you reach your GOAL!


Train Like a Pro?

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Many coaches and enthusiasts are still trying to copy and compare training from elite athletes to take as a basis for their training. If we only aim for the runners, we are talking about less than 0.0036% of the more than 40 million road runners in the world! So anyone who wants to compare their training or even imitate the training of this tiny percentage of professional athletes knows that the chance that you are doing something wrong is gigantic!

Recreational Athletes vs
Age Group Athletes

Recreational Athletes

Age Group Athletes


Different distances, same planning?

What a 5km race differs from a marathon( 42.195m) ?
In your distance and your speed. After all, the 5-km race is shorter and is always done at a faster pace than a marathon, right?
Can a competitive 5-kilometer amateur athlete simply decide from the day to the night that he will do a marathon the other day, and still think he will be competitive in that new distance? You can.
But it is not enough to want. 
For he will suffer from the lack of one of the main physical abilities for endurance athletes: speed resistance.
But in order for it to possess this speed resistance, is it a rather obvious fact that it must have the correct first velocity?
But what speed? Maximum speed, type of a 100m runner?
No. It will need other components such as rapid force, neuromuscular efficiency, reactive force training, pitch frequency. And all those capabilities I’ve just mentioned are part of the SPEED component.
And all this follows a logical order of trainability. That should be oriented through a PERIODIZATION.


Plan or not Plan?

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Adaptation: The principle of adaptation: It states that if a person is subjected to physical stress of varying intensities and duration, the person tries to overcome stress by adapting himself specifically to the imposed demands. But a gain in one’s physical capacity can impact another capacity already developed.

At every moment that we induce our body to the stress of the training, we must know in which moment we can maintain that stress to the desired levels in order to produce adaptation of its body. This can be seen through the accumulation of stress in each training session with exclusive software to analyze this type of behavior of fatigue levels and its relation with level of conditioning.


Complete Training package

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You can directly choose one of our complete training cycles  here.

Now you are ready for the full package! The last Chapter will reveal the tool that will raise your physical capabilities and help you achieve your goals.


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