pe·​ri·​od·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌpir-ē-ə-də-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce periodization (audio) \

Definition of periodization

: division (as of history) into periods

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Recent Examples on the Web Hauck helps oversee the club, but his approach of periodization and developmentally appropriate skill levels doesn’t appeal to everyone. Jon Solomon, USA TODAY, "How one high school wrestling team dramatically increased participation by putting kids first," 30 Jan. 2020 Without periodization and cross-training, common weight-lifting injuries, such as shoulder injuries and rotator cuff tears or sprains, can occur easily. Michael Yang,, "Q&A: How tough is tough enough for strength training?," 10 Apr. 2018 Many long-distance runners train in intervals, also known as periodization, building strength by alternating hard and easy weeks of exertion and recovery. David G. Allan, CNN, "The infamous murderer's prison escape that inspired a near-impossible ultramarathon," 26 May 2018 That is not to say that periodization wants to produce teams of automatons. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Cybernetics, Cesarean Sections and Soccer’s Most Magnificent Mind," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of periodization

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Periodization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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