Post Number: 2094
|Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 07:54 pm: |
A good answer I gave a few years back as well:
The reality is, unless you go to a warmer climate (e.g., Tucsan, AZ), you aren't going to be able to replicate training 15-20 hours a week outside where you are currently living. But you don't have to. You just need to find different ways maintain and build your aerobic engine.
The great thing is that the aerobic system could care less how you rev it up. If you run, cross-country ski (my favourite), hike or what not, getting the heart rate up is all that matters
. I am not that sure anymore, whether pushing simply the heart rate up is the same and the body does not care.
Our own small studies suggest a different approach.
Find out in what sport you have what limiting system.
In my case I have to do some running if I like to challenge my cardiac system and I can do it here with two different intensities. In one I challenge Stroke volume and in the other one I challenge Cardiac output but less SV than more actual HR.
If I like to challenge my muscular system I have to bike or do a double pole workout. The optimal intensity is not so clear yet but I will now assess the intensity with the Porta Mon and see, whether there are clear indication , where I challenge more the STF and where more the FTF intensity by observing the O2 tends in the working muscle tissue.
Respiration training for me can be done in any sport by using different respiratory techniques and the coordination I do with the Spiro mart , as I have a disbalance between inspiration and expiration and on the screen from the smart software you have immediately the feedback on the ratio of in- and expiration. I was surprised how much I was off and clearly still have to work on the diaphragm strength.
It looks very similar when we go back to the old graph of the VO2 max info, where we had the runner and the kayaker as an example . Here just for a refresher.
Try to look at that pic with the FaCT CLIR glasses. What could be the limiting system in this athletes in the different sports ?
Remember different positions and different amount of muscle groups , efficiency and so on.
Now suddenly it is fun to look at from this points of view.