I have a love/hate relationship with the latest technology. On one hand, the science geek in me loves all of the latest gadgets. I have a make shift lab of gadgets in my house. I’ve got all the acronyms you could dream of, including a few make shift EMG and EEG devices,…Read More
I’ve decided to post some writings I’ve done on a couple training aspects. I’ll try and post more periodically and hopefully they help some people out. If you have any questions, e-mail me or leave them under the comments section at the end. The idea behind the following articles is to look at a couple…Read More
What’s it mean to improve the lactate threshold? What about lactate buffering capacity? In this episode, John and Steve take you down the rabbit hole of workouts designed to improve every part of the lactate curve. You’ll learn why traditional tempo runs push the lactate curve up, but you can also pull the curve. You’ll…Read More
Lactate, Anaerobic, Aerobic Threshold? What do any of them mean and are they useful training zones? In this episode Jon and Steve break down what in the world threshold actually means for coaches. In addition, we debate whether or not we should sped much time training at marathon pace or if it is a “grey”…Read More
I n the last post, I discussed the use of intervals in training and how intervals have been misconstrued to mean “anaerobic” training, no matter what. That is not the case as it obviously depends on the manipulation of the interval workout. The take away message was that you could manipulate at an interval workout…Read More
A coaches guide to all things training.
What workouts do what? How should you periodize training? How do you peak? The steps for creating a training plan. How do you improve the Lactate Threshold? What supplements work?
This is my personal reference sheet I utilize to make training and coaching decisions. All the fluff is cut out and only what matters is left. I created it as a reference guide for myself and my athletes and am now passing it along to you. This document has been a decade in the making and is designed to “cut the fat” and get down to what actually matters.
VO2max Lactate Threshold Maximum Lactate Steady State Critical Velocity/Power What’s the point of the above? You may answer that they explain a physiological phenomenon. VO2max is when oxygen consumption plateaus. Lactate Threshold is a marker where lactate goes from a steady state or slow trickle of increasing lactate to a flood. Critical Velocity is the…Read More
In episode 102 of the On Coaching Podcast we take on the never-ending argument over volume versus intensity of training. We go back into the history books to look at the poster children of high volume training and high-intensity training to try to get to the root of the argument. A few key takeaways include:…Read More
Last week, a woman who is the poster athlete for perseverance and grit had her career and livelihood ripped away from her. She did nothing wrong. She did not use performance enhancing drugs like many of her competitors. Instead, she has had her private life blown open, with details about her inner organs discussed around…Read More
We all know the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Two bicycle mechanics who conquered the seemingly impossible, flight. But how did two mechanics, without a college education, without financial backing beat others to the punch? A comparison to their US rival, Samuel Langley, provides some clues. Langley, the head of the Smithsonian at the…Read More