Tag Archives: endurance training

Six Paces Training

Six Paces Training  If you want to maximize performance you have to adequately train all the individual muscle fibers that you will use during your competition.  Six paces training is a training method designed to meet that goal.  Read the … Continue reading

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How Much Should You Run? – Part 5

What is an appropriate training volume for the runner who desires to maximize performance?  This is the question we have attempted to address in this series.  We have examined this issue from four perspectives – research, tapering, injury, and elite … Continue reading

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How Much Should You Run – Part 4 Elites

Should I follow the training program of Elite Runners? Elite athletes tend to be the example that the everyday athlete looks to for training guidance.  If it becomes fashionable amongst elites to train in a certain way, or a particularly … Continue reading

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The Physiology of Base Building

I have added a new article – The physiology of base building – to the endurance physiology section.

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How does a foundational myth become sacred scientific dogma? Part 3

Part 3 is of Prof. Noakes series is now posted.

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How does a foundational myth become sacred scientific dogma? Part 2

Part 2: Lessons from a scientific training is now posted.

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How does a foundational myth become sacred scientific dogma? The case of A.V. Hill and the anaerobiosis controversy

The leading challenger to the anaerobic/cardiovascular model of endurance performance is Professor Tim Noakes.  Prof Noakes is well known and respected university professor, prolific researcher, medical doctor, and outspoken critic of traditional exercise physiological wisdom that VO2max limits endurance performance.  … Continue reading

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Muscle Factors

I have termed my training program and the physiological beliefs supporting them “power running” because I believe that muscle factors are primarily responsible for endurance performance.  This belief in the primacy of muscle factors stands in stark contrast to the … Continue reading

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Muscle Contractility – part 4

So far in this series we have discussed muscle contraction speed and muscular strength.  Now we move on to the third characteristic of muscle contractility – resistance to fatigue.  Put succinctly, the more resistant your muscles are to fatigue the … Continue reading

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Muscle Contractility part 3 – strength

In part 1 of the Muscle Contractility series I identified the three primary muscle characteristics that ultimately determine your running performance (or for that matter, your performance in any form of endurance exercise).  Those characteristics are contraction speed, strength, and … Continue reading

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