Rethinking Lactate Training. Part III


In the first two parts of this series ( Part 1, Part 2) I discussed how choosing specific criteria to define energy zones and classify exercises, can result in different outcomes.

This topic came to mind after attending Jan Olbrecht’s presentation at the University of Tennessee where he presented his training optimization approach that is based on lactate testing methodology. If nothing ...

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Rethinking Lactate Training. Part II


In Part 1 of this three part series (click here to view Part 1) I tried to demonstrate that selecting specific lead criteria directly influences our definitions and boundaries of training zones or, simply put, training targets. But once our targets defined, we then need to find the most efficient ways to influence them in order to attain peak performance. It ...

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Rethinking Lactate Training. Part 1


Since I started 3S nearly 20 years ago, I can’t begin to count how many times coaches have asked me questions about working with lactate levels, like… “What are the best ways to test?”,  “When should I test?”,  and of course the big one… “How can I use the data I get back to improve my training, set selection, and ultimately the ...

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What is in Your Coaching “Bag of Tricks”?

It is a good tradition to start every New Year with a set of fresh and exciting goals. And for coaches like us, goal setting is a natural part of our profession. Doing this enhances our perspective, and sends us searching for actions and solutions that we’ve never had the courage to try before.

Every season, some 2-4 times a year, we have to evaluate and assess the progress our athletes have made and plan for the next ...

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Coaching Precision: is it really important?



In 1985 Time magazine called the Yugoslavian made auto, the Yugo “The worst car ever made”. Sold in the US, the Yugo was actually a sponsor of the US Men’s National Volleyball Team. It was marketed as a “European economy car”, but couldn’t compare in quality to other European brands. According to car experts, what made this car such a complete disaster was the manufacturer’s failure to provide a process that would ensure engineering standards were properly managed.

It is typical ...

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Defining Energy Categories

A Little History Lesson

When we introduced the 3S system back in 2001, some “institutional” users (national federations and larger programs) roundly criticized us.  Yet at the same time coaches who wanted to improve their abilities flocked to us, believing we had a viable alternative to the old-fashioned notions about coaching that were strangling their development.

These “early adopters” coaches approved the service and achieved tremendous results, but even though their athletes demolished record after record, the pillars of the sport establishment still ...

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3S Tools Make a Splash in Hungary


Hungary has long established traditions in the sport of swimming and has placed its athletes on podiums of all major International events, from European Championships to the Olympics. In London Hungarian swimmers captured two gold and one bronze medal, which is hardly a shabby performance for a nation with a total population of less than 10 million.
Considering its limited number of ...

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