In part I of this series we highlighted how exercise in the high-intensity domain improves our bodies' physiological adaptations beyond what zone 2 exercise alone can do. We have received many requests for specific examples of high-intensity sessions. The various high-intensity sessions we cover below will improve muscular and cardiac health, improve mental fortitude, improve your ability to push harder for longer, avoid type 2 muscle fiber atrophy, and introduce methods to improve your explosive abilities. Even if you are not seeking to podium at a race, the beneficial adaptations induced by high-intensity domain exercise should have a role in your overall training plans.
Anything useful in health & fitness eventually gets coopted and surrounded by myths. Zone 2 training is no different. It has become popularized, misunderstood, and over-complicated, all the while receiving nonsensical criticisms, mostly for things it isn't.
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We are doing an ongoing series of posts about health & fitness graphs we care about. The last one was about VO2max slack. This time we are talking about the growing gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy around the world.