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, and other renowned experts explain 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 — 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.
We talk with Joe Friel about the newest edition of his bestselling cycling training book The Cyclist's Training Bible. We touched on everything from periodization to energy systems, to Joe’s method of research…which believe it or not, has a lot to do with hundreds of 3”x5” note cards.
Which is better, sweet spot training or polarized training? To find out, we invited in proponents of each type of training — FasCat’s Frank Overton on the sweet spot side, and Boulder Center for Sports Medicine’s Ryan Kohler to advocate for a polarized model — and let them have at it.