Polarized Training

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.

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The Science Behind Going Slow to Be Fast

The concepts of central and peripheral conditioning help explain why an effective training base period leads to speed and durability in the race season.
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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.

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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The Science Behind Polarized Training 

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.
Fast Talk Episode 210 Nerd Lab

Nerd Lab: Eccentric Damage and a Heated Polarized Debate

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.