We came to a point that we are very close to reach maximum availability of games per season and this makes the need of personalized scientific support even more important. Periodization is one of the methods that experienced fitness coaches are using in order to keep their teams in relatively good condition throughout the year. In order to keep them in good condition its important to avoid over-training and muscle injuries, something that will help the athlete to increase performance through official games and training
Biochemical periodization is one the modern methods involved in personalized periodized training. It involves the use of every single data that we can attract in order to personalized training, supplementation and nutrition which will help to have a healthy athlete. In order to make a personalized program we need to take into account aspects like: the position of the player, game minutes, predicted minutes of playing, load of training, total distance covered per game, sprints per game, heart rate monitoring, muscle imbalances, acceleration, deceleration, inflammation markers, muscle recovery rate, oxidation markers, and other biochemical markers. Through these we can adjust the individuals training load as well as the supplementation and nutrition in order to achieve better recovery, better glycogen absorption as well as better training adaptations.
We should never forget that physiological markers directly represent biological responses of the body due to external factors. The role of the scientific support team is to identify these markers, elaborate them in terms of health and performance and advice the nutritional coach, fitness coach and anybody other involved in order to personalize their programs with the goal to have the correct hormonal and biochemical profile according the time of the year.