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Toolbox: Polarized Training Simplified

There are numerous debates over different cycling training philosophies, mainly the “big three” of sweet spot, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), and polarized (80/20). While proponents of each method tend to choose the “side” they like and defend it, my experience has been that each one plays a valuable role in training over time and in specific situations. We can use them all.

Off-Season Training: The Need for Intensity?

After resting off the bike to recharge the batteries and reviewing your past season, it is time to start planning the off-season training and priorities. One of the big questions about the off-season is the “need for speed,” namely how much intensity or resistance training work is required or beneficial.