I think peak power training is kind of a win/win as you are approaching sprint racing season. By the nature of the training, you have to keep the sessions very short and you can tack them on to the beginning or end of endurance sessions.valgozi wrote:If aerobic and anaerobic training is close to optimal for the time someone has to train (volume simply can not be increased). Then peak power does become the limiting factor. Apart from taking 3 - 6 months off of rowing to focus on a seriously dedicated weights program to significantly increase peak power, is there another way to increase peak power say during a sub 2.0mmol or even 1.5mmol lactate workout? Push for tens full power low rate during a very long row would that do it?
Does anyone record how their peak power changes throughout a season? and can anyone link any increases to volume or type of workouts they are doing to increases in peak power? Is there a perfect workout that fits in with a polarised training program that would give best bang for you bucks to increase peak power?
On the topic of increasing peak power at low lactate levels, I think the best method is probably bungee rowing. Keep the rate very low, and squeeze each stroke really hard.
I don't record peak power through the season. I have just done a baseline measurement once I am stuck back indoors in the late fall, and then I intend to do another test at the end of racing season. This last season, my indoor plans got all munged up so I never did the follow up tests. I am hoping to do that this year though.