Feeling Pace and Exertion

Feeling Pace and Exertion Whatever training intensity measure you may be using, we are all chasing improved speed and economy. It can all get a little confusing with (how hard to go) for (how long) and how much (Rest) or should it be (active recovery). 3 key contributions to Adaption are INTENSITY (how hard to…

40/20 Interval Training

40/20 training Our goal at Just Paddling is to continue to improve FTP (functional threshold pace) for paddling longer distances at higher speeds and as always, explain how. By using a combination of different intensities and lengths of Intervals to stress/rest the body’s energy systems to allow it to adapt to higher workloads which in…

It’s you Versus you

  It’s You Versus You Before we could run we had to learn to walk, and no one really said to me come on stand up and walk like this when I was 11 month old, I worked it out myself. Just like in the learning to walk example, my training programs are not telling…

Want to become your own Coach

How to become your own Coach You may have the best progressive Training Plan but how you perceive to use it can be done in many different ways. An interval set of TZ 1-2min, TZ 4-3 min, TZ 2 5 min, TZ 4-1 min, looks very straight forward to me but if your not Communicatingit…

Using Functional Training Pace

Function Threshold Training Pace What is Threshold? Lactate Threshold Pace, Heart Rate or Power all refer to the maximum effort you’re able to maintain while your body can still remove the lactate acid being used by the muscles. For most trained athletes this is similar to the maximum effort they can maintain for an hour.…

Finding Functional Training Intensities

Training Intensities using Strokes Per Minute   With so many measurable and unmeasurable intensities of exercise, it can be confusing to find a consistent scale of intensity to follow. With heart rates the biggest stake holder in the exercise science world, with so many variations of watches and gauges to give you information, which in…

Training Intensities using Stroke Rates.

Training Intensities using Strokes Per Minute   With so many measurable and unmeasurable intensities of exercise, it can be confusing to find a consistent scale of intensity to follow. With heart rates the biggest stake holder in the exercise science world, with so many variations of watches and gauges to give you information, which in…

The science of paddling Intervals

The Science Behind Paddling Intervals Our skeletal muscles, which provide movement for our bodies, are each composed of a mix of muscle fibre types commonly identified as Type I (slow-twitch), Type IIa (fast-twitch) or Type IIx (fast-twitch). Slow-twitch fibres are smaller, more efficient and fatigue resistant (more endurance) as they are better able to utilize…

Training methodology to paddling faster for longer

Training methodology to paddling faster for longer If asked to compare Low intensity training with High intensity training, I think first I would explain my understanding of what Low and High Intensity training would be. Low intensity training can fit into most exercise categories, as most day to day activities result in low intensity exercise…

Balancing the Physiological and Psychological

Balancing the Physiological and Psychological Areas of Training Sessions for Maximum Gain. Training techniques vary massively across all sports and athletes worldwide, but examine the contents and actions of elite athletes during training sessions, and you will find there is a balance of importance placed on the physiological make up of the session and the…