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How to train your cardiovascular fitness | Peter Attia

Peter Attia MD2023-07-18
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The video discusses the importance of cardiorespiratory fitness, optimal training ratios for athletes, and specific workout routines. It emphasizes balancing training time with other commitments, focusing on zone two and VO2 max training, and building work capacity before intense sets. Various modalities for zone two and VO2 max training are mentioned, along with the importance of maintaining a steady state churn during workouts. The speaker shares personal workout routines and emphasizes pacing oneself to avoid burning out too quickly. Positive splitting is acknowledged but should not exceed a 10 percent difference in effort.

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Importance of cardiorespiratory fitness and optimal training ratio for athletes.
00:00
The optimal training ratio for athletes is roughly 80-20, with 80% focused on zone two and 20% on VO2 max.
Speaker shares personal experiences of dedicating 14 to 20 hours a week to cardio training in the past.
Emphasizes the need to balance training time with other commitments.
Speaker's current approach includes allocating 4-5 hours a week to dedicated cardio training.
Recommended workout schedule includes four sessions a week focusing on zone two training, stability, and strength.
02:49
Each day is dedicated to a specific type of training, with zone two training being spread out for optimal benefits.
Emphasis on consistency and duration in zone two sessions, with at least 30 minutes per session suggested.
Importance of building up work capacity before intense sets like VO2 max workouts is highlighted.
Modalities for zone two training discussed.
06:06
Treadmill, biking, swimming, running, and rowing are highlighted as options.
Specific training locations like Fiesta Island in San Diego are mentioned.
Importance of accurately determining zone two based on lactate levels or RPE emphasized over heart rate monitoring.
Common issues with zone two training duration and intensity clarified for effective training outcomes.
Importance of maintaining steady state churn during training for mitochondrial efficiency.
08:36
Pushing oxidative phosphorylation to its limit before shifting into glycolysis for optimal energy production.
Modalities for VO2 max training include biking, running, and stair climbing.
Sweet spot for VO2 max highlighted as three to eight minute intervals for intensity without compromising duration.
Speaker shares personal workout routines involving rowing and high-intensity intervals for improving VO2 max.
Importance of maintaining a specific heart rate and completing four-minute intervals during workout routine.
11:38
Emphasis on pacing oneself and gradually increasing intensity to avoid burning out too quickly.
Use of wattage as a measure of effort and adjusting output based on perceived exertion levels.
Recommendation to start at a comfortable pace and gradually increase intensity over time.
Acknowledgment of positive splitting, but should not exceed 10 percent difference in work between first and second half.