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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.

Dynamic and Individual Training

A static approach leads inevitably to a plan that is way too hard for one athlete which means that in an ideal case he will be simply tired when he get to the start line, but in a less ideal case they might end up overtrained and/or injured, or the athlete could absorb or even require a much higher load in order to optimize his/her fitness potential.

Each of us has individual prerequisites and capabilities. We might need more or less recovery, more or less load, respond more to training intensity or more to volume or the other way around. Your particular fitness response is what 2PEAK “learns” based on your training log and your input and constantly adjusts your plan precisely to what you can ideally sustain in that very moment. What aggregates this is that your optimal training load is in a constant state of flux since every day is different from the next.

Your input is of crucial importance

Your input is used in your training log, ideally from acquired data as well as your correctly defined training zones. Additionally, your time schedule that should always reflect the time budget you have available for training. This might also allow 2PEAK to schedule workouts for active recovery workouts, that only find space if there is enough discretionary time available.

Next, it is imperative that you adjust your 2PEAK battery every time that it does not reflect how you feel, since only if 2PEAK can identify your unique recovery pattern it will be able to calculate the appropriate recovery for each and every workout load.

Click on the battery icon to adjust your recovery level

Be aware: The training load is what is relevant and calculated. This consists of duration x intensity. If you train endurance (long and slow), you improve your fitness only to the point where you don’t have the time to train even longer. If you only train intensity (e.g. HIIT), you improve your fitness only to the point where your recovery time is not enough to make an additional hard interval. 2PEAK uses both forms of training by constantly optimizing all YOUR existing possibilities. All available time slots are used as soon as you have recovered enough. Try it out.