Sports scientist Dr. Stephen Seiler coined the term “polarized training” and in this interview with coach Dylan Thomas he provides a master class in how to make this powerful training strategy work for you.
Polarized training refers to a methodology in which you spend the vast majority of your time at an easy, comfortable pace… and the remaining time going extremely hard.
Seiler explains why effective endurance training comes down to 2 zones: a low stress zone and a high stress zone. The magic is in how you manage the intensity distribution to balance a lot of easy volume with some really hard efforts.
Best of all, Seiler describes the number one mistake that derails athletes from realizing the benefits of polarized training.
Polarized training works, and it’s also sustainable. You’ll love this conversation with one of the brightest minds in endurance sports.