10 Reasons Why Endurance Athletes Don’t Reach Their Peak Potential

10 Reasons Why Endurance Athletes Don’t Reach Their Peak Potential

There are many reasons why an endurance athlete may not reach their peak potential. This article attempts to provide an overview of some of the more common reasons many individuals struggle to achieve their best. Each list item will include the reason, an explanation, and a link to more detailed information on the topic.

Endurance Athletes: Why You NEED To Know Your Training Zones

Endurance Athletes: Why You NEED To Know Your Training Zones

Training zones can be expressed in a number of formats and in a number of variations. Some people prescribe 3 zones, others 5, 6, 9 or even 11 zones. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how many zones you use, as long as you know what adaptation(s) each zone is aiming to achieve.

Why 1km Repeats with Short Rest is a Misguided Interval Set: An Introduction into Work:Rest Ratios.

Why 1km Repeats with Short Rest is a Misguided Interval Set: An Introduction into Work:Rest Ratios.

EVERY training session should have a specific fitness goal, and subsequent sessions should gradually build towards a desired fitness outcome. Too many ‘professionals’ in the industry have a complete lack of knowledge when it comes to interval training. They prescribe something along the lines of 1km track repeats with 1 minute rest, repeated 5 times, with no understanding of what this session is trying to achieve, other than it being a “solid workout”.