It’s the goldilocks principle applied to training – what is the right amount of training load for you? And how far should you progress to optimise your training adaptations and prevent injury?
Triathlon can be challenging, but speak to anyone who has done one and they’ll tell how rewarding it is. This is the reason the sport is becoming more and more popular every year
In a follow up from our previous post, tips for training in the heat, this article will explore the aerobic fitness adaptations that occur from consistently training in hot conditions.
What is heart rate variability?
Heart rate variability (HRV) is the difference in time between each individual heart beat. For example your heart rate may be 60 beats per minute, however there will be slight variation in the time between each beat. HRV increases over time with increasing fitness, it reduces with age, it also reduces following intense training sessions.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an increasingly popular way of exercising for aerobic fitness and general health. This rise is for good reason; HIIT has been shown to have a myriad of health benefits, is very time effective and can break up the monotony of continuous, steady state exercise. Let’s have a look at HIIT in closer detail and see how it stacks up compared to steady state exercise.
Swimming is a fantastic way of exercising; it is non-weight bearing, can help improve the strength and flexibility of your muscles and joints, and good for general health. Building on from last week’s article, the fundamentals of freestyle, the tips in this article will have you gliding through the pool effortlessly in no time at all.