Why do a lot of people periodize the way they do, eg start the year as a bodybuilder in the gym and doing alot of enurance at the track?
Some of the top weightlifters do not periodize and they get it right in competiton. I dont understand it, we do a lot general things in off season that make us worse at our events (GPP). In this time we put on weight, have more endurance etc, but these qualities are pretty much gone when we are mid-season because they are useless for a power/speed event.
So why not do more intense weights in the winter, getting stronger without adding any weight, from the get-go? Why not do more sprints instead of loads and loads of tempo runs?