Authors’ Reply to Buckner et al.: ‘Comment on: “The General Adaptation Syndrome: A Foundation for the Concept of Periodization”
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Buckner et al.  have submitted a letter in response to our recent review  on the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) and its application to training periodization. As Buckner et al. state, this topic deserves fair and thorough discussion from multiple perspectives, and we thank them for the opportunity to continue such dialogue. Their letter restates many of the points in their original reviews [3, 4], which we addressed in our manuscript. Nevertheless, we will address the main points of their letter to provide further clarity on how the GAS does in fact serve as an appropriate mechanistic model to conceptualize training periodization.
Data Have Been Ignored?
Buckner et al.  suggest that only Selye’s original experimental papers should be considered when examining the potential applications of the GAS, and thus dismiss the relevance of reviews by Selye that do not present additional data. We are perplexed by and fundamentally disagree with this position as it...
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Aaron Cunanan, Brad DeWeese, John Wagle, Kevin Carroll, Robert Sausaman, W. Guy Hornsby III, G. Gregory Haff, N. Travis Triplett, Kyle Pierce, and Michael Stone declare that they have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter.
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