The polarized training model has revolutionized the way many athletes train, from the elite ranks to the amateur levels. Dr. Stephen Seiler, a pioneer and leading researcher of polarized training in endurance sports, along with other renowned experts, explains how to master this effective training methodology.
Dr. Stephen Seiler breaks down the application of the polarized training model, addressing what is meant by the two thresholds—LT1 and LT2—and how to determine yours. We also discuss why it’s important not to over-estimate LT1 or LT2, and how to use them to determine your zones in a three-zone model.
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.
Polarized training is a case where science hustled to catch up with real-world results. Coach Trevor Connor explains how sport science misunderstood the physiology and inadvertently shifted the focus toward high-intensity training.
NERD LAB! Our resident physiologists Rob Pickels and Trevor Connor nerd out and dive deep into new scientific research and debates. In this episode: Is cycling explosive and eccentric? Academics take on Dr. Seiler.