Originally Posted by marinera
I don’t think it exists a universal optimum TUC; I think X minutes could be the optimum for one guy and too much for another.
The other difference is that I preach for higher differences in volume work, both daily and weekly. This in the hope of causing a more pronounced rebound -see the article I posted before, or the excerpt posted here:
Periodization in PE?
In this perspective, having rest days make undoubtly sense, IMHO.
I don’t think there is an optimal TUC either. What I think (so far, I have no evidence of course) is that higher > lower, constrained that tissue death isn’t caused.
I’ll check out the article. I’m not so sure about cycling by the way, the 2 weeks straight cycle was just a basic thing to figure out if OLF/OLR works in the first place. I suspect that some mini cycles would be involved in the unreachable optimal routine, but my idea was to check out something we had a hunch worked, and additionally to see if overloading fatigue in general was a good thing.
By the way, why don’t you experiment with us, in a nonrigorous fashion? We have sta-kool, the man, and then you and beretta. The more the merrier, right? :D