Periodisation in Fitness: The Key to Continuous Progression
How do you improve your fitness? wherever you are in your fitness journey there is a well understood key, a cornerstone, a foundational idea that has been used by elite sports players, body builders, olympic athletes and marathon runners. This essential tool in your arsenal of fitness training is known as periodisation, a systematic approach to training that has proven to be highly effective in enhancing athletic performance and ensuring continuous progress. In this blog post, we will explore the core principles of periodisation, its evidence-based nature, and how One Element, with 17 years of expertise, incorporates this approach into its training programs to help individuals achieve their fitness goals.
Introduction to Periodisation: Unlocking Your Potential
At its core, periodisation is the strategic planning and organisation of a training program into distinct periods or phases. Each phase focuses on specific goals, intensities, and types of exercises. By carefully manipulating variables such as intensity, volume, and rest, periodisation aims to optimise performance and prevent plateaus. This approach recognises that the body adapts to stress, and by constantly varying the training stimuli, individuals can continue to make progress. Another way to look at this is to imagine you are walking a thin path, where on the one side you have plateau[ing] and on the other side you have exhaustion, so we are not constantly trying to expose ourselves to new stimuli but instead; New stimuli, adapt and then change before you plateau.
Evidence-Based Excellence in Fitness
Periodisation is not a mere theoretical concept; it is firmly rooted in scientific evidence. Research studies have consistently shown that structured periodised training leads to superior gains in strength, endurance, and overall fitness compared to non-periodised training methods. This evidence-based approach is why periodisation is widely adopted not only in individual fitness regimens but also at the highest levels of professional sports.
One Element’s Approach to Periodisation: A Roadmap to Success
At One Element, periodisation is at the heart of our training philosophy. We understand that every individual is unique, and their fitness journey should be tailored to their specific needs and goals. Our Weekly Training Plans, sent out every week to the trainers, are meticulously designed to progress through different energy systems, ranging from power to strength to endurance.
Overview of the OE Training Cycle
Developed in collaboration with top-level coaches and athletes, our training programs are meticulously structured to ensure continuous improvement. We dedicate specific weeks to various energy systems, ensuring that each phase builds upon the previous one. This strategic approach enhances fitness adaptations, prevents plateaus, and provides a total body benefit. By incorporating timed and distance-based sessions, we measure improvement, allowing our members to track their progress effectively.
Why One Element Works: Breaking Plateaus and Achieving Excellence
The fundamental philosophy of One Element’s training program revolves around the prevention of plateaus. We understand that the key to lasting progress lies in constantly challenging the body and making adaptations. By shifting focus and intensity from one system to another, our members experience a holistic transformation. Whether it’s speed, strength, or endurance, our periodised approach ensures that every aspect of fitness is addressed. Furthermore, our programs are accessible at any point in the cycle, allowing members to join in and experience the benefits no matter when they start.
Conclusion: 17 Years of Progression
In our 17 years, we at One Element have pursued the perfect formula for continuous progression. Our training programs are not just workouts; they are meticulously crafted pathways towards fitness success. By embracing the science-backed principles of periodisation, we have empowered countless individuals to reach their fitness goals, break barriers, and achieve levels of performance they never thought possible.
Join us at One Element, where the art and science of periodisation come together to unlock your full potential. Together, let’s embark on a fitness journey with apparently no ceiling, where progress is not just a goal but a guarantee.
See you out there!