Tag Archives: training peaks

Periodization part 2: Finding what’s right for you!

This article was originally published in Nov of 2013. What follows is an updated version. You may also wish to listen to Tipcast’s 147 and 148 on this topic. In part 1 of Periodization: Concepts and Application, I reviewed the major models often mentioned and how the historical linear model as it...
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Training zone myths and misuse

The use of training zones has become ubiquitous at all levels of endurance training, and has even made its way into resistance training. While I cannot the usefulness of prescribing a zone for training, its overuse and over-valuation has led to a great deal of misinformation. A recent debate on Facebook regarding a training...
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Review: Power2Max MTB Power Meter

I think it’s human nature to love new gadgets. No doubt early humans were thrilled to get their hands on those advanced Neanderthal tools. Recently I received one of the newer kids on the power meter block for my MTB; the Power2Max Rotor 3D+ crankset. For those of you not...
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Block Periodization: What’s all the hype?

In my periodization series, I touched on Block Periodization (BP). Since that series ended, I’ve gotten a number of questions on what BP looks like and how to actually use it. Rather than try to reply to everyone, I promised to post a more thorough discussion of BP, so what...
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