I’m not on a Polarized Plan and I certainly don’t claim to know the science behind these plans, but this left me scratching my head.
Sorry @ErickVH I quoted you because your response is to the point.
If 2x16 isn’t hard, why is it in a plan? I thought Polarized Plans encouraged you to go hard on the hard days, easy on the easy days. Is this thinking too simplistic? Is 2x16 not a hard day?
Coming at this with my overly simplistic view of training (TR Platform), I struggle to understand why people fail any workout. Lets leave sleep, nutrition and whatever else to one side and focus on FTP.
Why can’t everyone, with a correctly set FTP complete O/Us? Why do some TR users hate those workouts? They’re a good test of your FTP. Can you recover and go again, and again, and again? Why not?
Personally, O/Us are something I enjoy. I know that’s not the case for every TR user. I don’t believe that everyone is ever going to find Carpathian Peak +2/+3 something they look forward to doing. You build up to those efforts and you feel great when you crack it.
So I guess my uneducated question is, are 2x16s not supposed to push you? Do you not have to build to that effort?