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92 // Bonus Q&A on intensity vs. volume, overtraining, lab testing, and more

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. [qodef_separator class_name=”” type=”full-width” position=”left” color=”” border_style=”dotted” width=”” thickness=”2px” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=””]



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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.