Periodization represents a training concept according to which a year is divided into periods; during each period the athlete concentrates on certain aspects of his physical fitness, while trying to keep the achievements of the previous periods.
The following terms are used in the periodization concept:
Macrocycle — a segment of the training process which is characterized by complexity and completeness of the training system. Macrocycle includes several mesocycles and usually lasts a whole season. Completing a macrocycle allows to achieve the main goals set for the specific period. In Staminity macrocycle is called “Season plan”.
Mesocycle — a period within the macrocycle, which is intended for development of certain skills, has uniform goals and prepares an athlete for completing activities of the following mesocycle. It is a mid-term plan and it usually takes a few weeks to complete.
Periodization scheme defines a set of mesocycles used in season planning.
Microcycle — a short period within the mesocycle which has certain structure and solves short-term tasks. Repeating microcycles form mesocycles, and mesocycles - macrocycle. In Staminity microcycle is a training week.
In order to create a season plan:
If there are no previously created season plans, create a new plan. You will need to set:
Please note! After the season plan creation, you won’t be able to edit anything except its name and description:
In the created plan, you need to set a mesocycle for each microcycle (week)
and planned training load:
The fact of the season plan completion will be formed automatically based on the current plan in the calendar and completed activities.