Saturday, September 28, 2013


Frederic Duclos I'm agree with what you said Mircea : "Books written by specialists are a valuable synthesis of their experience, but their experience is unique, it is just them and can not be copied by anyone. ". That's seems to say that swimming (and all sports) doesn't train in unique way.

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Tudor Bompa - OMAGIU
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tudor Bompa is prof. diplomat of ICF Bucharest 1957, with rowing specialisation, he was repartizated to owrk in Timisoara, after he and his wife tamara [ritmic gimnastique] had emigrated in canada, he often regarded as the father of periodization theory, a training system developed by the [Soviets] that emphasised on variable loads for optimal performance throughout the year rather than maintaining a constant training focus. Bompa's training theory was basically a summary of periodisation basics laid out by L.P. Matveev and others in his early (and unfortunately only) English published Theory and Methodology of Training. Bompa's understanding of Periodisation has been passed from Eastern Bloc to the Americas in a bit incomplete and sometimes inaccurate interpretation, although with Soviets it secured their domination within athletic field for almost three decades. He was on the faculty of the Romanian Institute of Sport.
As a coach, Dr. Bompa trained 11 medalists in various Olympics (2 gold medals) and World championships in 2 sport disciplines: track and field and rowing. He was himself an Olympic rower, and he later revolutionized the training concepts in cross country skiing.
Currently Bompa is a Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto. He is married to Tamara Bompa who is an Associate Lecturer at York University.
A Talk with Tudor Bompa
by Mike Mahler

Tudor Bompa is known to many as the man who single-handedly revolutionized Western training methods. After more than forty years of work in the arena of international sports, he's widely considered one of the world's leading specialists when it comes to periodization, planning, peaking, and strength and power training. Name your favorite strength coach and very likely he's been strongly influenced by the work of Tudor Bompa.
Like many top coaches, Bompa began as an athlete himself and competed as a rower in the 1956 Olympic Games. As a coach (if one can even use that limiting term to describe him), Bompa has worked with athletes in eleven Olympic Games and World Championships, and has helped create four gold medals and 22 national champions. He's presented his training theories is over 30 countries.