Could you expand on the dated training methods and the fact that periodization is a dated concept?
Pls reference the Abadjiev article. THe information that came out of Bulgaria in the late 80s massively undermined the concept of periodisation.
“In Bulgaria, many other sports disciplines were built on the methods developed by the Soviet experts. The main concept is distinct periodisation, preparation stage, interim stage and competition stage… I threw it away… Is it logical to achieve outstanding results by hard work and then stop and go back to a lower level?” – Ivan Abadjiev