Tag: training zones

How to find your training zones (VIDEO)

There are many ways to find your training zones. In this video, I explain two methods for finding training zones: laboratory testing and field testing. Visit this post for background on training zones. The take home messages from this are: Proper workouts/sets must be adhered to to get accurate, usable …

What is Metabolic Testing?

Metabolic testing gives a very accurate snapshot of your current fitness. Results from a metabolic test can help determine you resting metabolic rate, fuel usage at varying intensities, and training zones. There are four types of metabolic tests I administer Resting metabolic rate (how much energy you expend at rest, …

Why it’s important to collect (and re-collect) data! (VIDEO)

I’m a data geek, and I want you to be too! I’ve posted a couple of videos related to “what are training zones” and “how do you find your training zones” I build on this concept in this video. I discuss the value of collecting baseline data and follow-up data. …

Training Zones Explained (VIDEO)

Training zones don’t have to be complicated. This video breaks down the critical values in determining your optimal training zones. The take-home┬ámessages from this video are: There are two training intensities: AEROBIC CAP and LACTATE THRESHOLD AEROBIC CAP is the intensity at which we are maximizing our aerobic capacity and …

Joe explains FTP to the team (VIDEO)

This 10-minute video provides valuable insight into how to translate the concept of ‘threshold’ to a workout. Before one of our group bike workouts, Joe spent 10 minutes explaining how he wants a particular workout done. He describes a combination of data (power, heart rate) and perceived exertion (how does …

At What Intensity Should I Train?!?

For the performance-minded athlete, one of the most important aspects of any training program is training at YOUR proper intensities. The science as to why training within the constraints of your physiological zones is covered in┬áTHIS POST, but the take-home message is that whether you are working one-on-one with a …