This episode is a coaching perspective on the upsides and downsides of when you just want to "set it and forget it." We cover pacing adjustments, mental state, fatigue and threshold feedback, and putting the "max" in VO2max intervals. Plus a couple scenarios where erg mode is an excellent tool.
Gem Arnold blog post on hard start vo2max intervals
The podcast's first deep dive into muscle physiology, we look at a study on weight lifting while endurance training vs just endurance training, with a surprising result. From here we talk about the size principle, which you're using a lot more often than you think.
Effects of resistance training on endurance capacity and muscle fiber
composition in young top-level cyclists https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21362056
This episode begins with the mind-muscle connection of neural drive before diving into research on doing strength and endurance training concurrently, and how they interfere with each other. We then look at how the latest scientific research provides training solutions.
1980 Concurrent Training Study. Interference of strength development by simultaneously training for strength and endurance
2014 Concurrent Training Review, full text. Using Molecular Biology to Maximize Concurrent Training