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2PEAK’s Training philosophy

Periodization

Our Training Plans are based on the well-known principle of periodization developed in training physiology. This means that specific forms of load and relief follow each other in a continuous sequence. For enthusiasts and competitive athletes a ratio of 3:1 has been determined as most effective. This means that after 3 days of load, one day of relief is given (this may be an easy day or a complete day off). Usually the duration increases within a block while the intensity declines. Normally two blocks of this nature build a Micro cycle lasting one week. Of course 2PEAK takes into account that the 3 sports of a triathlete are interdependent, but also include the opportunity to continue to train your upper body while your legs are exhausted.

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Too Much or Too Little

2PEAK optimizes your fitness potential (yes precisely yours and not the average of randomized group). Static and non-intelligent training plans make rigid prescriptions like: these are the hours and workouts you have to do in order to prepare for this race… This is why we end up with preconceived notions such as “in order to be prepared to run a marathon you have to do at least X workouts of at least Y miles/duration”… But if this was the successful recipe for one (usually a pro) runner, why would this apply to you? Having a real life full of other goals and challenges, having a different albeit not even weaker talent set, a different athletic background, age, gender, everyone of us is unique.

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Reverse Periodisation

“We do work in the off season, but it’s short and sharp”
Brett Sutton

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What happened to my intervals?

The confusion around interval training and the answer to the problem of what makes an interval an interval?

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How to move or swap workouts

“How can i swap my workout for today with the one planned for Tuesday? Its raining and cold today while the sun will be out on Tuesday “

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Cardiac Drift

What is Cardiac Drift?

Cardiac stands for cardiovascular. Simply put a Cardiac Drift is an upward drift/ change in your heart rate over a certain amount of time, even though the training intensity remains the same.

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Athletes and Hunger: Do we eat because we are hungry?

Dr. med. Bernhard Rinderknecht *

I caught myself considering buying a set of titanium bolts for my racing machine. You save 5 grammes – has to be worth it! At the very latest when the climb gradient reaches double figures, we curse every gramme which helps our physical enemy, gravity to make life hard for us. It is almost a meditative therapy to imagine ordering the pretty package, opening it and replacing the steel bolts in the evening in the workshop.

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Mental Toughness

During winter, without any races going on you’re mostly just training (more or less by yourself). You train but you still don’t really know where you stand in comparison to other athletes. Then Easter rolls along, many have already been in their first training camp for this year and the race season is only a few weeks away. Yup, time is definitely flying by and with it comes the question if we are on course/track. Am I training enough? Am I making progress? Is my data correct?

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The 2PEAK Battery Explained

A big topic that comes with training is your recovery. This takes almost just as much discipline as the actual training and can be improved by a lot of things (reduce stress, increase amount of sleep…). When you log into your 2PEAK account, you can see a battery icon in the top right hand corner. This article is all about explaining what happens behind this battery, what it stands for and how you can use it to your advantage.

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2PEAK Training Meter

Are you on target? Are you training specifically enough to reach your goal? With this simple analysis we give you an overview on the quality of your workouts based on the 3 essential components of your endurance fitness (Potential/VO2max, Potential utilization and resistance).