My thinking is yes it will. Potential Ways to measure: number of reps done in each set of A+A while maintaining criteria (ie talk test) or increasing the weight used, increase in pace of LISS runs while still staying in Z1-2, occasional running time trials, increased distance I can comfortably complete for long runs.An important question is always: Will this and this program lead to progress ? And how will you measure it ?
Yep, I agree with pretty much everything you said. What I’m looking for is a GPP with a slight to moderate bid towards endurance, but that still maintains other important aspects of fitness for longevity and functionality purposes. Such that I could enjoy the casual run, hike, or ruck at any given time.Hello,
Cardio-vascular endurance training works best, IMHO, when one uses the same tool (running for instance) but with different methodologies, at the same time. Therefore, if we consider running as an example, one could get the basic template:
- Session 1: A+A using hill sprints (up to 10-12 repeats, we stop when power output decreases)
- Session 2: Interval run (4 x 400m, 30"-30", etc... usually about 75%)
- Session 3: Regular LISS (Z2 training, for 45+ minutes)
Of course, A+A with swings or snatches will work as well, but nothing beat specificity if one is after endurance for rucking / running because one may need some "time on ones feet".
Plus, as far as endurance training is concerned, 75-80% of the training is supposed to be in the Z2 (as per the reference TFTUA), regardless the modality.