Intermediate Aerobic Efficiency Reset 10-week program
William ChambersAll plans by this Coach
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This plan has been designed for the Intermediate Level Masters Rower, that want to re-set their Aerobic Base and build a stronger Aerobic Foundation to support more high intensity work later in the season.This program has slightly less volume and a few more recovery days compared to the Advanced Aerobic Reset Program.
Athletes generally achieve:
Increased Aerobic Efficiency power (watts) at <75% heart rate peak 2Mmol/l
Reduction in body fat due to increased use of fat for fuel by the Aerobic energy system
Increased power to weight
The plan includes;
How to test and track your Aerobic efficiency over time.
Link to online Masterclass course, 'How to set up your polarised heart rate zones'.
Template to identify and set up your heart rate zones to a polarised training approach.
Link to Masters Rowing Group on Facebook for exchanging ideas and inspiration.
This program should be considered as a 10-week phase of training prior to building Aerobic Endurance and Power. Expect weekly training volumes between 7 - 10 hours per week.
7 sessions per week
7 hours per week
400 TSS per week
How you will do it:
With a heart rate watch and heart rate belt
Some sessions can also be done on your bike, hiking or kayaking, for variety
With patience and discipline to keep on investing in your aerobic energy system
Designed by Bill Chambers, and is the same framework used by the same elite Masters Crews that achieved an 87% win record in 2018 & 2019.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|5:25 hrs||1:30 hrs|
Day Off x2
|1:06 hrs||2:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||5:25 hrs||1:30 hrs|
||1:06 hrs||2:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor