Program Creation and Management
The YPI planning process is based on the periodisation models first formalized by Tudor Bompa in the early sixties and explained in his book Periodisation. (See References, below.).
YPI has two parts, YPI Training Planner and the electronic Athlete's Diary. These can be run on one machine or as master-slave pairs on two or more computers.
- YPI Supports:
- Fitness or rehabilitation plans (short term).
- Single race, single peak plans (medium term).
- Long term training plans based on Bompa, Olympic or NCCP models.
- Custom plans (any length or structure).
- Multiple periodisations.
- Multiple taper and peak cycles.
- Phases and Sub-phases.
- Macro cycles, pre-programmed and custom.
- Micro cycles and Blocks
- Activities for many sports.
- Calculates loading, unloading or maintenance phases.
- Customizable loading and unloading rates.
- Macro cycle and micro cycle patterns set at the click of a button.
- Pre-planned macro cycles: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1.
- Pre-programmed micro or weekly cycles calculate minutes/day.
- Custom macro and micro cycle patterns.
- Assign volume to Physical, Mental, Technical or Tactical training.
- Allocate Physical to Intensity Zones (HR zones 1-5) and Strength.
- Estimates daily volume from percentages to aid planning.
- YPI estimates fatigue load (Trimp) from Intensity values.
- Online volume and intensity graphs to assist planning.
- Planning choices easily reversed or changed.
- Calculates weekly exercise goals for all exercise types.
- Displays weekly exercise targets in Athlete's Diary.
- Records daily exercise achievements in Athlete's Diary.
- Unlimited exercise and activity types.
- Daily activities planned and reviewed in Athlete's Diary.
- Plans and training reports exchanged via email.
- Review plan by date or week day.
- Electronic diary: record non-training appointments, birthdays, etc.
- Week-to-week copying for re-occurring activities.
- Training recorded easily with Plan-to-Actual Copy function.
- Make new plans from old with the Copy Plan Wizard
- Events and competitions calendar for each athlete.
- Comprehensive personal information form.
- Yearly summary of phase dates, volume, intensity, hours allocated,
- Weekly summary of planned training times.
- Weekly detail calendar; lists activities for athletes.
- Plan vs. Actual volume comparisons.
- Volume graph, expressed as %Max vol.
- Fatigue graph, expressed as %Max Trimp.
- Customize reports for any athlete, year, phase, macrocycle or week.
Credits and References
Special thanks for help, insight and encouragement to:
- Istvan Balyi, PhD, training consultant and periodization expert.
- Nikolay Koterlizov, Canadian National Biathlon Coach
- Biathlon BC, its coaches and athletes.
- Dusan Benicky, DB Consultants and Human Performance Centre, Burnaby
- Coaches Association of Canada, 3M-NCCP Theory courses.
- Richard Way, Coaching Coordinator, Sport Branch, BC.
- Sport and Recreation Branch, Government of British Columbia
- Bompa, Tudor O, Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training,
4th Edition, 1999, Human Kinetics,Champlaign, IL .
- Sleamaker, Rob and Ray Browning, SERIOUS Training for Endurance
Athletes, 2nd Edition, 1996, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.
- Thibault, Jacques, Training Plans for Short Track and Long Track
Speed Skating, 1991, Thibault Consulting, Calgary.
- Coaches Association of Canada, NCCP Level 3 Theory Coaching Manual,
1990 Gloucester, ON, Canada.
- Morton et.al, Modeling human performance in running, J. Applied
Physiol. 69(1), 1990, 1171 - 1177 (Trimp)
- Rusko, H. K. et al., Overtraining effects on hormonal and autonomic regulation in young cross country skiers, Med. Sci. Sport and Exercise 26(5), 1994, S64