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Does periodization work? Athletes perform better in major events than in minor competitions (2022)


Matomäki, P., & Räntilä, A. (2022). Does periodization work? Athletes perform better in major events than in minor competitions. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 17(2), 430-436. https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541211031817


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Matomäki, Pekka; Räntilä, Aapo

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching

ISSN: 1747-9541

eISSN: 2048-397X

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Ilmestymispäivä: 20.07.2021

Volyymi: 17

Lehden numero: 2

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 430-436

Kustantaja: SAGE Publications

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541211031817

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77216


Tiivistelmä

Previous studies on periodization have led to the view that most athletes fail to peak at major events. These conclusions might be based on definitions of “peak performance” that are too narrow. In this study, a track and field athlete was defined as succeeding in a competition if their outcome was within the acceptable range from the best result of the season. The data are from seven championship finals and semifinals together with 42 Diamond League competitions from the 2010s, altogether 7,087 individual results. All field events and running events up to 400 m were included. The majority of athletes succeeded in major events (67.0% in sprint and 57.5% in field events). Overall, championship finals elicit success rates that are more than 70% higher than the basic level achieved in Diamond League competitions (p < 0.001). Success rates were systematically higher (over 60% higher) for the top three versus other competitors in every race (p < 0.001). When an acceptable range is adopted for the definition of what a successful result is, the majority of athletes manage to peak at the most important competitions. In addition, finishing in the top three in championship finals typically requires a peak performance.


YSO-asiasanat: urheilijat; huippu-urheilijat; kilpailut; urheilukilpailut; kilpailukyky; suorituskyky; suoriutuminen; onnistuminen; harjoittelu; jaksotus; ajoitus (suunnittelu)

Vapaat asiasanat: peak performance; track and field; sport analytics; success rate


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