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.
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Links mentioned in Intro:
- Rutberg – Time crunched cyclist
- Stephen Seiler – Polarized Training
- Marco Altini – HRV and 80:20 Running & Marco article on his experience switching to polarized run training
- Fitzgerald – on ‘The Endurance Diet’ (He is author of book = 80:20 Running)
- Steve Magnus and Brad Stulberg on Peak Performance
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?