Ep 63: Training Intensities with Dr. Stephen Seiler
Dr. Stephen Seiler is an exercise physiologist and one of the world’s leading minds in the science of cycling. His work has influenced and catalyzed international research around training intensity distribution and the “polarized training model.” In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr. Seiler talks all about training intensities with our host Vikas Singh.
00:25 – About this episode
02:26 – Welcome Dr. Seiler to the show!
06:12 – Why should you run slow?
12:34 – The polarized/pyramidal training model
16:17 – How to place the training intensities?
20:44 – How hard should a quality workout be?
28:06 – ‘If you try to go faster and farther both, it will be a disaster.’
33:04 – Is taking a random day off okay?
35:50 – How should one warm-up before a quality run?
40:13 – The gear progression to start a run
45:25 – Dr. Seiler’s advice to runners
After growing up in the U.S. and earning his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Stephen Seiler, Ph.D., FACSM, has lived and worked in Norway for over 20 years as a university teacher, researcher, and leader. He is past Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation and past Dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway. Currently, Dr. Seiler is Professor in Sports Science at the same institution. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Seiler has become internationally known for his research publications and lectures related to the organization of endurance training and intensity distribution. Dr. Seiler has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and written over 100 popular science articles related to exercise physiology and the training process. He has also given scientific lectures across Europe, the United States, China, South Africa, and Australia. He is also a founding editorial board member of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
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