Too many people start of a strength training program in the “strength” or “power” part of periodization. How can you load a joint if it cant stabilize itself? You are asking for injury.
Most training should reflect this sort of periodization (in my opinion) for the person new to physical training or anyone that ramps up their level of physical prep (getting ready for a fight, starting the training cycle over)
Strength Training (general)
Power training (general)
Strength Training (sport specific)
Power Training (sport specific)
Speed Training (sport specific)
The first 2 and the last 2 could be swapped. The closer one gets to competition, the more specific the training becomes. If you play basketball, there is no reason to work max bench in season.
For the person new to training, they should first focus on getting all bodyparts moving and in coordination. Once the body starts to act as one instead of individual parts, you can apply a load and move to the next training phase.
As for powerlifters and strength athletes, notice how the 2 differ in training. Most powerlifters cant walk a flight of stairs, while most olympic lifters could out do most of us in any given sport.
The type of training they do is totally different even thought they both lift big weights.
Sprinting, its a power move. Running distance, not so much. Look at the body types of each.
More studies are coming out showing the harmful effects of long term cortisol imbalances. If you arent planing on racing Ironman, there really is no need to train like that unless you just enjoy physical agony.
i know i do.