Smart Training is meant to help you, to work on your deficits and to get you to your individual, optimal form.
Authored by Dr. Piero Fontana, PhD, our scientific advisor.*
2PEAK training planning is based on state of the art science and therefore takes into account the latest findings in performance physiology.
We will show you how endurance performance is delineated and classified on a scientific basis. In further articles we will show how these scientific facts influence modern training planning and how, thanks to the newest knowledge, you can increase your performance quicker and more specifically.
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.
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.
“We do work in the off season, but it’s short and sharp”
The confusion around interval training and the answer to the problem of what makes an interval an interval?
“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 “
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.
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.