Bonus Q&A on Intensity Vs. Volume, Overtraining, Lab Testing, and More

In episode 92, we answer questions on how to structure your training, overtraining, and laboratory testing.

Chris Case CU physiology lab test Jared Berg Fast Talk Laboratories

For this first bonus episode, we’re doing a bit of everything. For starters, during our episode a few weeks back with The Cycling Gym, we recorded an analysis of some recent physiological research. Trevor hadn’t done a nerd bomb in a while and was feeling the need. But it didn’t really fit with the episode. So, we’ll start with Trevor’s summary of a few studies and what they say about how to structure your training. We’ll also answer listener questions on overtraining, laboratory testing, and much more.

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1.Clemente-Suarez, V.J., et al., Amateur endurance triathletes’ performance is improved independently of volume or intensity based training. Physiol Behav, 2019. 205: p. 2-8. 
2. McGawley, K., et al., No Additional Benefits of Block- Over Evenly-Distributed High-Intensity Interval Training within a Polarized Microcycle. Frontiers in Physiology, 2017. 8(413). 
3. Tiidus, P.M., J. Pushkarenko, and M.E. Houston, Lack of antioxidant adaptation to short-term aerobic training in human muscle. Am J Physiol, 1996. 271(4 Pt 2): p. R832-6. 
4. Venckunas, T., et al., Acute effects of very low-volume high-intensity interval training on muscular fatigue and serum testosterone level vary according to age and training status. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2019. 119(8): p. 1725-1733. 

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