This content is open to all through September 29.
September 8, 2022 – Boulder, Colorado, USA – Fast Talk Labs has released a complete guide to polarized training for endurance athletes which is free and open to all with no registration required through September 29. In this new Polarized Training Pathway, Dr. Stephen Seiler, the pioneer of polarized training research, offers a deep dive into this training method used by many elite cyclists, triathletes, Nordic skiers, and marathoners. This Polarized Training guide includes all-new and exclusive contributions from Dr. Seiler as well as from Fast Talk Labs CEO Trevor Connor, COO Rob Pickels, and Olympian turned triathlon coach Ryan Bolton.
In this new Polarized Training guide:
- The Origins of Polarized Training
- How Polarized Training Differs from Other Training Methods
- Polarized Training vs. Pyramidal vs. Sweet Spot
- How to Measure an Athlete’s Intensity Distribution
- Breaking Through Performance Plateaus
- The Problem with Overreaching
- The Three Most Important Cycling Workouts
- Three Key Polarized Workouts for Triathletes and Runners
- Polarized Training Science vs. Practice, a Guide for Coaches
On September 22, Fast Talk Labs will release additional content designed to help athletes further understand the nuances of polarized training and apply it to their own training. This new content will be for Fast Talk Labs members only (join Fast Talk Labs) and will include:
- How to Make Polarized Training Work for You
- Balancing External vs. Internal Load
- Go Slow to Be Fast
- How to Build Durability in Training
- Autonomic Stress: Why It Matters and How to Time High-Intensity Workouts
“Polarized training is a method we believe in because the science is there,” said Connor. “And the science is there because of Dr. Seiler. We are grateful for his work in laying the groundwork for scientific exploration of this elite training method and also for his ongoing partnership with Fast Talk Labs.”
As a frequent guest of the Fast Talk podcast and a contributor to Fast Talk Laboratories, Dr. Seiler has contributed over 45 of his celebrated lectures, webinars, and interviews, which are available free from Fast Talk Labs.
Over the last 15 years, Dr. Seiler has become internationally known for his research publications and lectures related to polarized training and intensity distribution. His work has included both descriptive and experimental approaches, investigating the training methods of elite and age-group cyclists, rowers, cross-country skiers, orienteers, and distance runners. His work has influenced and catalyzed international research around training intensity distribution and the polarized training model.
About Fast Talk Laboratories
Fast Talk Laboratories is a new and fast-growing sport science and coaching knowledge base and virtual training center from the creators of the Fast Talk podcast. Our Lab has sprung from the dynamic community of coaches, experts, and athletes of the Fast Talk podcast, originally hosted by VeloNews. We tap the most engaging experts in sports, sport science, and related fields to share knowledge and experience with our members. Our athlete members, coach partners, and listeners enjoy fascinating multimedia learning experiences including deep dive Pathways, live online events, personal coaching guidance, and access to a slate of world-class athlete services. We are the home of The Craft of Coaching with Joe Friel and a coaching development and education partner of USA Cycling. Fast Talk Laboratories is based in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more and join for free at fasttalklabs.com.
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