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    Training Science Series #11 - Peaking: When to Enter a High Intensity Training Phase

    Training Science Series #11 - Peaking: When to Enter a High Intensity Training Phase

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    High intensity plays a critical role in every endurance athlete’s training for peaking performance. It is an established sports science training principle that application of high-intensity aerobic training (Zone 3 and above) is most effective when an athlete has a strong base level of aerobic capacity.
    Training Science Series #10 - How to Choose Which Zones to Train in Regularly?

    Training Science Series #10 - How to Choose Which Zones to Train in Regularly?

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    This is completely dependent on the conditioning of the athlete and whether the athlete is considered aerobically deficient or not. This is also the secret sauce of coaching and is completely dependent on the athlete, their level of fitness, their short-term and long-term goals, and how they are responding to training.
    Training Science Series #9 - A Brief Introduction to Heart-Rate Zone Training

    Training Science Series #9 - A Brief Introduction to Heart-Rate Zone Training

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    The sports lab is the best place to determine accurately the AT and LT heart-rates. However, you can use the next best thing—testing them with specific workouts. At C2TS Performance Coaching, I get my athletes to run different workout tests to determine their aerobic and anaerobic threshold heart-rates.
    Training Science Series #8 - Introduction to Threshold Training

    Training Science Series #8 - Introduction to Threshold Training

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    A strong fat-adapted aerobic base is crucial to longevity in any endurance sport, and is done by performing a large volume of work beneath what is called the Aerobic Threshold. Athletes with a high aerobic capacity can maintain high speeds over long distances at a low metabolic cost.
    Training Science Series #7 - The New Science of Fat Adaptation

    Training Science Series #7 - The New Science of Fat Adaptation

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) is what provides energy to drive many processes inside living cells, such as muscle contractions. What determines your level of endurance is your ability to sustain rapid ATP  production to fuel your cells.
    Training Science Series #6 - The Aerobic Base - Capacity Training 101

    Training Science Series #6 - The Aerobic Base - Capacity Training 101

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    You may have heard athletes refer to other athletes as having a really “big motor” or a fantastic “aerobic base”. What does this really mean? Having a big motor allows you to handle more training volume, and as a result, maintain higher speeds for a longer amount of time than other athletes.
    Training Science Series #5 - Aerobic vs Anaerobic Fitness

    Training Science Series #5 - Aerobic vs Anaerobic Fitness

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    When people talk of increasing fitness, often this is thought of as an all or nothing thing, without consideration of the completely different aspects of fitness. Are you talking about speed, power, endurance? A combination of some of those, or all of these components?
    Training Science Series #4 - Advice for Beginner Runners

    Training Science Series #4 - Advice for Beginner Runners

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    Beginner athletes are most at risk of overdoing utilization training. When novices start running, they have basically zero movement economy and technique, so the demands of running - even the slowest shuffle -- can quickly elevate heart-rate into the high intensity heart-rate zones of utilization training.
    Training Science Series #3 - Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)

    Training Science Series #3 - Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)

    Posted At: 2020-07-04
    Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is a very complicated and poorly understood form of fatigue that doesn’t respond well to just typical levels of sleep and minor reductions in training. OTS is very common because most athletes are not able to recognise overtraining until it is too late.