In this episode, I talk with Coach Sean Seale from Upside Strength. He discusses his background in coaching and how his approach has evolved over the years. We emphasize the importance of bridging the gap between science and training, and the need for coaches to understand the individual needs and preferences of their athletes. We also highlight the benefits of cycling as a training modality and the importance of considering the demands of training in addition to the demands of the sport. We conclude by discussing the importance of balancing intensity and volume in training programs.
This conversation explores the importance of balancing fatigue and recovery in training. It emphasizes the need to find the right balance between accumulating fatigue and allowing for adequate recovery. The discussion also delves into the concept of zone 2 training and its benefits for performance improvement. It highlights the significance of identifying zone 2 boundaries and provides practical methods for implementing zone 2 training into a training plan. Overall, the conversation emphasizes the importance of incorporating lower intensity training and daily physical activity for optimal performance and overall health
1) Understanding the individual needs and preferences of athletes is crucial for effective coaching.
2) Cycling is an underutilized training modality that can yield great benefits for athletes in various sports.
3) Training programs should consider the demands of training in addition to the demands of the sport.
4) Balancing intensity and volume is key to optimizing performance and preventing overtraining.
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00:00 Introduction and Background
01:30 Getting into Coaching
03:00 Bridging the Gap Between Science and Training
08:00 Coaching Approach and Collaboration
10:40 Evolution of Coaching Approach
17:00 Introduction to CrossFit
21:30 Assessments and Testing
25:00 Benefits of Cycling
32:00 Importance of Training Demands
38:30 Balancing Intensity and Volume
39:21 Balancing Fatigue and Recovery
48:43 Identifying Zone 2 Boundaries
57:23 The Importance of Zone 2 Training
01:01:13 The Benefits of Going Easier