Lesson 5: Polarized Training
Polarized training idea comes from endurance training, particularly from the research by Stephen Seiler, and it revolves around minimizing the “medium” zone. Application of this principle can be found in late Charlie Francis approach to sprinting. But can it be applied to strength training?
In this video, Mike Tuchscherer explores the potential applications of polarized training to strength training and powerlifting. What training variable should be polarized? Weight on the bar (i.e. %1RM)? RPE or reps-in-reserve (RIR)? Barbell velocity maybe?
Polarized training indeed represents a novel idea, particularly when applied to strength training, and if you are interested in potential applications you do not want to miss this video.