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

Examples of periodization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps your periodization plan isn’t quite periodized enough. Men's Health, 12 Sep. 2022 Nonlinear periodization is different in that there is less distinction between the phases of training. Jason Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 12 Nov. 2019 Rod Dixon won the 1983 NYC Marathon by focusing on periodization, recovery, balanced training, and a little beer. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 6 Aug. 2020 The presentation was on a concept called periodization: the chunking of history into different periods. New York Times, 13 May 2021 Hauck helps oversee the club, but his approach of periodization and developmentally appropriate skill levels doesn’t appeal to everyone. Jon Solomon, USA TODAY, 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,, 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, 26 May 2018 That is not to say that periodization wants to produce teams of automatons. Rory Smith, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of periodization

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of periodization was in 1898

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“Periodization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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