A couple of months ago I read an article by Dr. Inigo San Milan, a leading exercise scientist and training consultant. In it he explains the in’s and outs of lactate and lactate threshold. As far as layperson article goes, its hits the mark, and far be it from me...Read more
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Wow, who would have thought that the Periodization series would be the gift that keeps on giving? But here I am, again, answering questions; not that I mind. Actually, polarized training is not really another periodization model, but rather an approach to training within an overall plan. The idea being that training is split...Read more
Following twitter I often read arm chair experts draw erroneous conclusions on many studies, so I was not surprised to read world-renowned armchair physiologist Alan Couzans conclude that a recent study by Fokkema et al. supported the notion that high volume is the secret to fast performance. Why? Because Alan’s...Read more
On June 20, 2020, EF Education pro Lachlan Morton set a new Everest Challenge Record a time of 7 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds, https://everesting.cc/ less than a week after his first attempt was nullified due to incorrect altitude data; tip: if you need precise altitude data, do not...Read more
Long-time followers may recall an article I wrote way back in 2004 titled, the Altitude Applecart. No article before or since has seemed to garnered as much impact as that one did for no particular reason, I suppose. However, like so many things, altitude performance was and still is an area...Read more
ESP Tipcast 89: Clearing the smoke and breaking the mirrors on Metabolic Efficiency This article first appeared July 1, 2016. The article is republished here with a brief addition near the end (BLUE TEXT) The fitness and nutrition market is driven by sexy new terms and training methods. Few have garnered more...Read more