I have the Periodization Home Study course here as well. I have gone throught it twice on one flight to Japan and one to England last August and September. It's a pretty well packed document. I am taking the preconference Star 2 workshop the thursday before the WSCC starts. Right after that I will take the Periodization test. I am about to run out for a 6 CEU Phase II ride cont. ed. class at 1000 AM in which I think might be related to the Spintensity workshop. I will keep you posted on the course.
Last edited by Cannondaleguy; 01-21-2007 at 06:55 AM.
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From what I remember, if you are pretty well versed in the concept of periodation, there wasn't much to learn. I've never taken Periodation for Peak Performance so I don't know how the two compare.
With all this said, I still enjoy taking CEs. With very, very few exceptions, I've always been impressed with the presenters and have gotten something out of the classes -- even if it was just a day of give & take with like-minded people followed by a good ride.
Plus you need Spintensity to be able to take the STAR 3 exam, if that's on your radar.
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They are both similar in content, just in different degrees. With the Spintensity course emphasizing alot of content of HR monitoring. In fact the bulk of the booklet talks about the "Six things you need to know for effective HR Training". One of the six is "how to balance training intensity with an annual periodization schedule".
The periodization home study emphasizes more content on the Periodization schedule, plus, anaerobic training, and how to allocate training time, and applying the energy zones, and of course the energy production systems. However, one section does discuss the importance of monitoring HR.
So the two courses definetely have alot of cross over, just like many of the Spinning courses that are "training orientated". Like the Ex Physiology course and the Principles for Effective Wt loss. Both of those discuss similar subject matter, just depending on the course, one is more in depth on something than the other.
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