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About This Show
The show for cyclists, runners, multisport athletes with topics covering how to train, improving performances, the tech, the gear and the gadgets that endurance athletes love and finding new ways to get even more enjoyment out of your sport. Look for guests hosts and listener Q&A shows too.
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High Intensity Interval Training Will it Help or Hurt Your Performance?
5 days ago
To HIIT or not to HIIT is the question
HIIT or High-intensity interval training is often touted as the holy grail of training for athletes who have very little time to train or who have stopped seeing gains in their regular training. The big question is does HIIT live up to the hype and is it right for your training regimen and performance goals.
By now some of you maybe wondering where I come up with show topics and this one is easy. Stewart from Australia reached out to me for some consulting on the subject of HIIT. Stewart’s original questions lead to more emails and finally, the questions were boiled down to “Is HIIT training more beneficial and/or time effective than longer and more mentally challenging threshold sets?”
Here is a little background on Stewart that may help our listeners with the context of the question. Stewart is a life long cyclist with some breaks from riding here and there that have raced in the past but now focuses primarily on buddy and club rides. Stewart is like most modern cyclists and battles with time constraints and consistency of training.
Before we dive in I have a couple of quick notes…
Note: Before you get out pencil and paper for the show I want to let everyone know that that this show will have extensive show notes. To find the show notes simply go to PositivePerformanceCoaching.com/blog/ or search for the show title on our website.
Note: I would also like to add that we are working on several new training plans in development that support what you are about to learn on this show. One is my new 6 Week HIIT program and the others are based on my proven race winning 8 Week Kitchen Sink Programs. In either case, those listening to the show can use the promo code july-hiit to get 25% off the regular price of all the new training programs until September 30th, 2017 at Midnight Eastern Standard Time. All these plans will support Heart Rate and Power Based Training zones as well as have FIT, ZWO, ERG and MRC training files to add to your Garmin Edge Bike Computers and favorite Smart Trainer Control Applications. There are also audio notes with each plan!!! The audio notes provide you with even more insight to what is expected