Threshold vs. Polarized Training – Steve Neal

Steve Neal returns to the Consummate Athlete to discuss just one question – How do you reconcile the popularity of Threshold training with all the hype on Polarized and 80:20 training? We talk about how Steve uses these concepts in his own practice at the Cycling Gym in Toronto with busy masters athletes.
You can follow Steve and the Cycling Gym on Instagram and join the free training forum at https://online.thecyclinggym.com/  to get tons of free information.
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SHOW NOTES:

Links mentioned in Intro: 
 What is Polarized training to you? 
What is Threshold Training to you (and your clients? )
3-zone system – easy / moderate / hard 
Neither is bad, but does one or the other work better or a certain type of athlete, time of year or training age? 
Periodization ? 
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Off-season, smart trainers, start to run – Nov 2017 Q&A

Today is Nov 2017 Q & A and we have got a lot of questions this month, thanks for your questions.
Topics covered include off-season, smart-trainers, learning to run, the pros/cons of doing a little strength through the day versus a targeted session.
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0) does breaking up a workout like say 100 crunches over an entire day have fewer benefits 1/2 than say doing them in a single setting?
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1) Are there any online subscription services for functional strength training? I’m thinking something that works like JasYoga or YogaGlo. From a laptop $10-20/month. Good offseason topic (also selfish request for research) since I haven’t found one for endurance athletes.
2) Smart Trainer and riding a bike indoors
can’t believe how unfit I am after using a smart trainer compared to outside. what’s wrong with me?
     – Mentioned ZWIFT, KICKR TRAINER   , Cyclops FLUID Trainer
3) Transition to Running Safely
Hey Molly, I think Peter and you have covered the transition from cyclist to the runner. I’m planning on doing more running this offseason. I’m a competitive mountain and cyclocross racer and I’m wondering the best practices to take. I was a National level Track runner many years ago and would like to run again. Ideally with minimal pain and suffering. Thanks and keep up the great podcasting!
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4) What to do in the off-season?
  -> offseason things you can do above and beyond maintenance?