You're probably reading this because you participate in some sort of endurance sport; triathlon, cycling, swimming, running, rowing etc. OR you participate in a sport requiring multiple fitness components, and endurance is your weakness.
Let me ask you a question, do you think that you need to trainer longer to get more PERFORMANCE benefit? Do you think that 'endurance' means putting in hours and hours of long, slow distance training and having to complete 15-25 hours/week to be successful?
I thought so too back when I started, but I've since learnt that this is a hugely common misconception.
Let me explain.
Endurance physiology can be improved in three ways. You can:
1. Improve your VO2 max (the size of your aerobic engine).
2. Improve your functional threshold (the proportion of your engine you can actually use for a prolonged period).
3. Improve your economy (run, swim, bike, or row faster while using less energy).
Nutrition, heat load management, hydration, and genetics all play a part, but to get fitter, and to be able to move faster for longer, the above three aspects are key.
And did you know that, scientifically, there are two primary training zones in which you can maximise your VO2 max, and two which can elongate your functional threshold? I bet you've heard that you can't train with intensity at the beginning of the program because you need to "build a base" first...
What if I told you that you can in fact build a base/improve your VO2 max by training long and slow, but ALSO from spending shorter intervals at 95% VO2 max, with identical recovery? What if I told you that you can DOUBLE the stimulus by completing two types of training, rather than getting sub-optimal adaptation from just completing one style?
The amateur endurance industry is way behind the times. 20 years ago we thought the only way to improve our aerobic base was to complete long, slow distance training. Since then, there have been massive developments in Sport Science and our knowledge of endurance physiology. The problem is, the industry hasn't caught up. Most programmers are comfortable in their ways and either aren't prepared to keep up with the scientific progressions, or simply don't have the educational resources to learn the new methods. I'd probably be in the same boat if I didn't study an Exercise and Sport Science degree... The lack of free OR paid resources for the every day endurance athlete and coach is appalling.
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We completely eliminate the guesswork from your training by identifying your training zones from lab-based tests. We then identify your physiological strengths and weaknesses, and develop you the perfect program to give you the best chance at succeeding at your goals. We work around your time availability, training history, and injury history.
I've seen performance improvements of up to 17% in 3 months through actually training less, but with more focus. Every second of training should count towards performance enhancement, otherwise you're simply exercising. Just scroll to the bottom to see some of our results.