Ask the Expert: Field test re-testing in a periodized program

You’ve decided to conduct a field test and teach your students about threshold-based training. You’ve been training for awhile with the new heart rate numbers, and you’re about to do your first re-test. Now what? How do you interpret the results? How do you answer your students’ questions? What if they don’t improve? Does that mean they haven’t increased fitness? Part 1 will suggest how to interpret subsequent HR field tests. Part 2 will look at power retests.

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