ATC 204: Finding Self-Discipline to Stay on Track, and More on ‘Ideal’ MAF Volume

March 4, 2016

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Nailing 50k nutrition and showing fat-adaptation in calorie needs

Using UCAN products to stay in fat-burning mode

Training and kids:

New dad with a new baby is finding that he’s not able to train, eating poorly, GI issues returned, and gaining weight–help!

The cashews that Tawnee loves

Going from sugar burner to fat burner with very good results in running and triathlon. Last December had a kid. Extra busy now. Doing daily runs of about 15-20 minutes, longer on weekends, combining it with crossfit-like workouts. Will this suffice to stay and/or get fit?

Using the Sami Inkinen approach

How much training volume is needed per week to instigate the beneficial changes of the MAF method training?

How often can you MAF train?

How much strength training can be done during a MAF training period?

Is there a place for doing the classical 6-10 50-100 meter strides at the end of a workout, working on leg turnover without taxing your system, in MAF training ?


One Comment

  • Keith520 says:

    Need some advice related this podcast. I recently started MAF training and have been having little to no improvement over several months. To stay within my MAF rate of 140 I need to stay around 13-14 minutes a mile and my cadence is unbearably slow (150-160) feels like I'm shuffling. I never trained with a hear rate monitor before but my average pace was around 8:30-9:00 mins a mile with a cadenced around 180+. I do not have any goals for racing or competition…I just like to run about 20-30miles a week for exercise and enjoyment. Do you have any suggestion that may help me be able to reach a MAF rate with a more comfortable cadence and pace? I really don't think my "shuffle" is going to pay off.

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