This type of workout separates elites from everyone else
This was a wild one I almost didn’t put out. But after editing it and realising there was a lot of great information in here, I let it slide.
I wasn’t feeling it because I wanted to talk about Vo2max workouts in this. But then I realised halfway through that we should have clearly explained what Vo2 and Vo2max were (they are different btw, and I use them interchangeably)
Do you need to know advanced exercise science to get this? No. But this is a great intro to a bit of the science behind why certain workouts do certain things.
In the future I’ll probably break down each part and go deep and have it as it’s own episode to keep things very simple for everyone but also interesting.
Oh and a random fun fact about Vo2 max – Did you know that a high Vo2 max score correlates with high health, and longevity as you age? Yes, so even more reason to keep doing those intervals and base aerobic runs.
Listen below or on your favorite podcast player
What You’ll Learn Because I Sure as Hell Learned a Lot
03:18 VO2 Max explained
03:52 The difference between Vo2max workouts, Vo2max and Vo2
07:39 A great car analogy of aerobic vs anaerobic energy systems – mike has so many
15:01 Fat-burning and VO2 Max.
15:15 Why the aerobic engine is so damn important
22:38 Discipline in VO2 Max training.
26:24 Measuring VO2 with heart rate.
29:33 VO2 max and running performance.
32:19 What to do with all of this
33:59 Time as a valuable resource.
And much more
- “Garmin estimation of vo2max is a nice figure to look at and chat with your friends.Feeling, resting heart rate and lower hr on similar runs is better than your watch.”
- “Vo2 max is the max amount of oxygen that the body can deliver to the muscles. in a minute, expressed in litres relative to your body weight”
- “You don’t need to do the high end work, you need to get used to running at race pace to run a fast race. you can’t run slow all the time and expect to run fast at a race
- “Jakeb Ingrebikstein never goes hard than 87% in a workout, and saves it for the race. Discipline.”
- Jack Daniels Vdot score
- The benefits of interval training
- Lactate Threshold vs Vo2Max explained
- What is vo2max
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