Author: Dr. Stephen Seiler and Trevor Connor

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Polarized Training Pathway

World-class athletes have proven just how effective low-intensity training can be when combined with a small (but mighty) dose of high-intensity work. In collaboration with Dr. Stephen Seiler, Fast Talk Labs has put together everything you need to know on the topic of polarized training.

Polarize Your Training Stress

Dr. Stephen Seiler explains why polarized training is a winning strategy for the long game of endurance sports. By balancing the stress of training, athletes see bigger gains over time.
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Do You Need to Rethink Your Training?

Intensity can be a slippery slope for endurance athletes—there is a temptation to push harder and longer. The real recipe for performance might entail some new priorities.
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Polarized Training Science vs. Practice

Scientists have worked closely with athletes and coaches to define the polarized model and explain how it works. Who leads the way? Dr. Seiler talks about the scientific process playing out in valuable ways in both research and the real world.

How to Measure Intensity Distribution

Is 80/20 really the best mix of intensities? And what's the best way to categorize training? Dr. Seiler has a simple method to get you started.
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Three Rides to Polarize Your Training

To truly polarize your training, you need to focus your training in two key zones. Coach Trevor Connor explains how this works for the sport of cycling, but the physiology applies to all endurance sports.