Does it make any difference how you train?

This recent systematic review evaluated the use of different training methodologies, considering training intensity distribution (TID) as the key factor to optimising performance in middle and long-distance runners. The study included 20 articles and determined that the literature recognizes 3 predominant types of TID, which can be subdivided into polarized, pyramidal and threshold models. The …

Did you know that all people who train based on their thresholds increase their VO2max?

Among the components of the exercise prescription, intensity is arguably the most important. If the intensity is too low, there may be no effect after training and if the intensity is too high it can lead to overtraining. The traditional way of prescribing exercise has been based on percentages of heart rate reserve (HRR) or …

¿Sabías que todas las personas que entrenan en base a sus umbrales aumentan su VO2max?

Dentro de los componentes de la prescripción de ejercicio, la intensidad es posiblemente el más importante. Si la intensidad es muy baja, podría no haber efecto después del entrenamiento y si la intensidad es muy alta podemos llevar al sobre entrenamiento. La forma tradicional de prescribir ejercicio ha sido en base a porcentajes de la …