Strength training load

how is the strength training load calculated? If I don’t enter any subjective markers it is always much higher than prescribed, although the time difference is very small:

Hi @Ironben,
Don’t worry as much about the time for these workouts. Work on quality of movement and form.

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Hi Prof,

ok. So I can ignore the load and it won’t affect the AI and change my run or bike sessions?

Thank you


I also add strength exercises to the workout for me and my athletes. For example, we add in chest push and pull exercises, as well as shoulder push and pull exercises. Then we add some core strength work.


Do you do the strength endurance intervals as well or is it better to skip the intervals if you already do strength work in the gym? The AI regularly prescribes SE workouts and I’m not sure if it could be too much strength work.

I usually have my athletes do the strength after the intervals. It is a lot but then we get a hard day and we can recover the next day.
When we do strength training, we typically do two sets of each exercise, one of eight to 10 reps to figure out the weight for the day, and the second of six to eight reps to fatigue the target muscle. We are after muscle fatigue, not failure. The weights you pick after doing intervals may be different than the weight you choose doing the strength training fresh. I hope that makes sense!

@Ironben I agree with @SimpleEnduranceCoach and like to do my S&C work after the SE focus bike workouts. Bike workout should prime you for the gym and in your context the bike workout is the priority training session so ideal in principle to do it first IMO.

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