OK final email today and thanks for you time,
1) Zoning: Yes your summary is bang on. . What we try to avoid is using current classical terms of AT , LT and so on to avoid confusion.
So we use new terms to not confuse one with the other..
The problem is with VT = LT + AT = ANT. so lot's of terms and many different ideas what they mean.
So no " threshold idea here just simply intensities, where we have the three options you explain nicely below there.. Yes critical lactate threshold believer should take still lactate so they are getting confident, that we actullay can switch from an invasive time delay idea to an non invasive direct information.
- so with Watts/HR and Moxy you would not really need LT testing equipment? maybe would not hurt but not really needed, sound about right?
- As it relates to zoning you basically described the 3 intensity levels more or less:
* O2 delivered we will call below threshold levels
* Balance O2 threshold
* O2 above threshold levels.
I would assume the Moxy could pick out these points during a standard protocol test and with the use of HR/ Watts you could determine markers/ranges for each zone. Sound close?
Yes and no.
If you take a classical 3 min test you have some problems , due to the fact, that the time intervallss are far to short for an optimal chance to a physiological reaction.
We use with MOXY, if we use step test idea 5 min steps to see a clear reaction and trend.
That's where EUK will come in to help you a few times and than you will be the pro as well the MOXY and FaCT- Canada forum, where you can ask questions and we hopefully can give some decent answers back.
Your conclusion above is correct but simply change to a 5 min step lenght to make it much more visual or start using our homeostasis disuption protocol and you have it super clear.
This pretty much opens up a wide range of possibilities if this is true? You could run testing in the field for any type of sessions run/bike/swim and even strength training. By setting up different test protocol over time you could really design some custom programs.
Yes your are right this options will enhance and make a lot of fun for new training ideas.
Think alone on intervall options, where you not use 1 min or 3 min or what ever fixed rest epriod or 10 reps or 30 seconds load, but you see, whne your target goal of SmO2 deloading is reached and whne you have reloaed and you have a very individual intervall triaig program designed for that day and this physiological conditions. Your answer is absolutely corretc. You start to developp into a GURU ( smile )
* Using Moxy you could have an athlete swim 100s at different intensity levels, use the Moxy to help design a recovery periods and by the end of the session create some meaningful swim zones for them to train with. You could also use this to determine if the heart or the muscles are the limiters or conpensators?
Yes you are absolutely right . Coaches will start to use physiological meaningfull workouts and not physical easy to control coaches pleasing 10 sets 100 m workouts.
* Cycling you could use wattage and HR to perform some of the same testing.
Absolutely right and very easy and great to do so anytime on a wattage trainer or even in the field if you have wattage on your bike. Like during a camp as a part of warm up.
Is my line of thinking off base??
No your thinking is perfect but possibly of base for people not thinking outside the BOX , hanging desperatly on the defence line to justify 2 and 4 mmol as the true gospel or % of Max VO2 as the way to go. Smile
2) Fortiori tamed up with EUK holding eukholding@gmail . com.
This is a group that would provide some educational assistance and help with using the equipment for a fee? If so that sounds perfect. Apsolutely right. It is actually my Son who runs the education and testing center in Switzerland for all european newcomers but as well for us in Northamerica.
Sorry for all the emails just want to make sure I secure the right equipment for my needs and not purchase something that I cannot use. Dont' be sorry your questions are great and very very welcome Juerg
Thanks for all the help