Q&A #51 - What are the benefits of long rides? Can you get the same effects by pre-fatiguing the muscles with intensity?
The three key benefits of long rides: metabolic and fat oxidation, muscle fiber recruitment patterns, and endurance signalling
Can you replicate the benefits of a longer ride by doing a shorter long ride which includes e.g. one hour of tempo or Sweet Spot work to induce more fatigue early in the workout?
What are the drawbacks of using this pre-fatiguing strategy?
Using work done (in kJ or kcal) as the best way to compare 'equivalent durations' of workouts
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
- The finest triathlon wetsuits, apparel, equipment, and performance eyewear on the planet. Trusted by Javier Gómez, Gwen Jorgensen, Flora Duffy, Mario Mola, Lucy Charles and others. Get 20% off your entire order with the discount code TTS.
- One-size doesn't fit all when it comes to hydration. Take Precision Hydration's FREE sweat test
and learn how you should hydrate. Use the discount code THATTRIATHLONSHOW and get your first box for free OR use the code THATTRIATHLONSHOW20 to get 20% off your entire order.
RATE AND REVIEW: