How do you know if you're in the ideal training zone? By the way, this ideal training zone applies to all three training components. So, how can you tell if you're in it? Before I tell you, I will tell you this. Most people are in and out of this zone, which is unfortunate, because it's the sweet spot of efficiency, plain and simple. Think of the ideal training zone like a paved road with solid white lines on opposite edges of the road which are guidelines, alerting you so you don't go off into the dirt.
For the very reason individuals don't have a well-designed exercise and nutrition program with clear objectives, they're either over or under training which causes a zig-zag effect along that paved road to the extent it causes the individual to continuously run off the paved road. The training objective should be to spend as much time in between the lines.
There are three training tactics that should be a part of a well thought out program in order to keep the body in its ideal training zone. 1. Acceleration. 2. Deceleration 3. Recovery. These three training tactics are game changers. Leaving even one of these out of your program will immediately diminish overall results. On top of that, the way in which these training tactics are implemented are crucial, in other words there is a certain order and a certain time frame for each tactic. Does your trainer know this?
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