Volume and Intensity

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  • Mike Young
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    Mike Young on #13368

    That ain’t no woman! It’s a man, man! A word to the unwise, volume and intensity are not mutually exclusive. Unless you're the coach of a stable of elite Chinese women distance runners consuming copious amounts of caterpillar fungus or the coach of hulking Eastern Bloc women, you can forget about handling high volumes AND high intensities for any extended period of time and getting away wit

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    sprint400 on #67943

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    A word to the unwise, volume and intensity are not mutually exclusive. Unless you're the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Junren]coach of a stable of elite Chinese women distance runners[/url] consuming copious amounts of caterpillar fungus or the coach of hulking Eastern Bloc women, you can forget about handling high volumes AND high intensities for any extended period of time and getting away with it. As an athlete and as a coach, I've tried….and in all cases eventually failed to get the desired results when intensity and volume are both concurrently high.

    Volume and intensity, This is the most difficult part of coaching in my opinion. How best to institute and regulate both, takes years of experience. You can read all the journals and research(This is a must) but year after year you learn the little intricacies of this conundrum. This is where the science can only be a guide.

      putting the time in, intuition, and a deep comprehensive understanding of your athlete becomes paramount.

    On a side note yes that is a woman. Jarmila K. Yes she probably took PED's. but she was also probably born with higher than normal testosterone levels as are several great women athletes. This only makes sense.

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    barto on #66641

    Kratochvílová's probable PED use has been documented and studied at length.  (We have the documents that outline the what and the when of the czech doping system.  We even know that it was administered to a very high percentage of their elite athletes.  We just don't know the who part.)  It is possible that she had naturally higher testosterone levels or possibly just had a more efficient liver / better receptor sites and could handle larger doses of the good stuff. 

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