High intensity training

Lactate: How to boost lactate threshold and why it...

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Interestingly enough, research has also indicated that strength training (in the form of ‘circuits’ of various exercises) might have a positive impact on LT. In research carried out at the University of Maryland, 10 individuals participated in a 12-week strength-training programme, while a control group of eight subjects avoided strengthening activities. The strength trainees carried... MORE

Anaerobic performance testing

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Here’s a new running-based test of anaerobic performance for which you need only a stopwatch and a calculator The Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) has been developed at the University of Wolverhampton as a sports-specific anaerobic test. It is similar to the Wingate ANaerobic 30 cycle Test (WANT) in that it provides coaches with measurements... MORE

Interval program training

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To make your workouts more realistic, you should aim to trim down the recoveries In training, sometimes the most important thing is not what you actually do – if you’re a runner, your 1200-metre intervals at 95-per cent effort, your hill surges at 5-K intensity, your controlled tempo runs at just under 10-K speed, or... MORE

Between work intervals

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What you do between work intervals can be as important as the work itself You’re doing some tough intervals in the pool, on your bike, or at the track, and after each one you’re gasping for oxygen and hoping that the pain in your muscles will subside soon. You’ve read that it’s best to exercise... MORE

Training with verve gives you extra nerve

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If you’re a regular reader of PP, you know that we continually extol the merits of high-intensity – rather than high-volume – training. That recommendation makes sense, for the following reasons: 1) Scientific research consistently identifies intensity, rather than volume or frequency of training, as the most potent producer of fitness. What the people in... MORE

Lactate threshold running speed

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This New Zealand research shows why it makes sense to boost your lactate threshold running speed Okay, everybody knows by now that lactate-threshold running velocity (LTRV) is a great predictor of performance prowess in endurance events like the 10K and marathon. After all, LTRV, which is simply the running speed above which large amounts of... MORE

Improve performance times

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If you want to improve your performance times, turn up the intensity and turn down the volume When it comes right down to it, there are just three basic ways to make your training more difficult: you can increase your volume (the total distance you cover per workout), your frequency (the number of workouts you... MORE

Tabata interval training for strength and endurance

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Time-efficient strength and endurance workout Article at a glance The factors that contribute to a ‘time-efficient’ workout are discussed; Recent research on the optimum work and rest periods for maximising interval training performance is outlined; The effectiveness or otherwise of combining strength and endurance is discussed, and training strategies are considered. We may be living... MORE

Road cycling: interval training for speed

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Interval training improves anaerobic power and sprinting ability in road cycling Article at a glance: In competitive road cycling, relatively little attention has been paid to the anaerobic capabilities of cyclists.  Riding in a pack has been shown to reduce energy cost by as much as 39 per cent at a given speed when compared... MORE


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