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The Reverse! A Front Loaded Block Periodization Plan

Includes Structured Workouts

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Author

Matthew McNamara

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Length

6 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

We've all sought the magic bullet, that perfect workout or protocol that turns a mule into a greyhound. It doesn't exist! There is no perfect workout or program or protocol that works for everyone and produces championship winning performances - BUT...there are many versions of high performance programs that DO give you a significant bump in performance measures. In this case we're looking at sustained VO2max effort power, defined here as performance gains in 8 minute workouts AND pre and post protocol VO2max testing.

Luckily, this program is that!

This program is based on the research of Bend Ronnestadt and Stephen Seiler, two highly regarded researchers in physiology of performance. You'll tackle a hard first week with five HIT workouts, then a more modest 1 HIT per week over the next four. Good fun! A summary/info PDF is included on the first day to give you important insights and details on the program. Every workout includes the proper .ERG workout file for use on your smart trainer, so it's perfect for an indoor regimine, but workouts are also easily adapted to outdoors as well - just follow the protocol and you're on your way!

NOTE: The Seiler workouts require a HRM to be performed correctly - it's based on hitting a high % of max HR, so be sure you have one that connects to your power file etc :)

How it Works

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike x6
08:13:00 02:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Bike
08:13:00 02:30:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Power Meter
  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Matt McNamara

Sterling Sports Group

So, You're thinking of hiring a coach but how do you begin to sort the wheat from the chaff? Well, I think street cred and experience matters. I've been developing as a coach for over 25 years thru competition, education and experience. I coach both power and heart rate, incorporate your life into your training plan, and put a lot of focus on skills and tactical development instead of just power numbers and HIT.


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  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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