Training structure and planning

Understanding the elements required to maximise endurance performance is all well and good. But the key to success is knowing how to blend these components in a way that maximises performance potential, while minimising the risk of injury and burnout.

In this section, you’ll find information on exactly what this means in terms of planning and structuring your training programme.

Polarized training: does it really work for recreational athletes?

in Base endurance training, Endurance training, High intensity training, Training structure and planning

Evidence for a polarized approach to training intensity distribution in elite athletes has steadily mounted in recent years. However, some new research suggests that in amateur and recreational athletes, a more conventional pyramidal approach could actually produce better performances in a race situation. Andrew Hamilton explains MORE


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