The Physical Performance Show: Summer Series Part 1; Physiology with Dr Stephen Seiler

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Summer Series Pt 1

In this episode 306 of The Physical Performance Show which is the first instalment of our Summer Series Part 1; Physiology with Dr Stephen Seiler, featuring extracts from our July 2020 Live stream event Sustainable Training for Attainable Endurance Goals with the forefather of Polarised Training Dr Stephen Seiler.

Dr Seiler delivers bucket loads of trainings to hundreds of people in the Endurance sports training worldwide coaches, athletes practitioners around the topic of his Livestream.

To listen to Episode 306:


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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Importance of Sustainability in Training
  • Training process of highly successful performers in relation to VO2 max
  • Importance of being flexible on training plans
  • Endurance Training Monitoring Trinity

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“Coaching plans are always on revision and that is part of this science.”
“We can’t replace coaches with data.”
Assumptions of Periodisation
  1. Plan and execute
  2. Use distinct training blocks
  3. Adaptations are extinct
  4. Universal Time Frame
  5. Progress are predictable
Trinity of Monitoring
  1. Know the external load
  2. Physiological responses
  3. Perceptual responses
“Trinity gives you a checks and balance system that works.”


YouTube: Inside Sport Science “From polarized to optimized? Moving towards 2025”

Podcast: @TrainingPeaks

Research Gate: @Dr Stephen Seiler


00:00 Start
02:25 Importance of Sustainability in Training
04:40 Training process of highly successful performers in relation to VO2 max
16:00 Importance of being flexible on training plans
20:16 Endurance Training Monitoring Trinity
27:54 Finish

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