February 18, 2019

Bulletproof running entails good technique and training at the right intensity. The BTR method emphasises training at opposite ends of the intensity spectrum. Specifically, this means very short duration high-intensity exercise emphasising running-specific reactive ability, and long-duration low-intensity work to encourage mitochondrial-metabolic conditioning.

Most runners experience the symptoms of ‘overtraining’ from prolonged activity in the metabolic-destruction zone. Exercise in this zone rapidly depletes energy stores, exhausts adaptive mechanisms and creates a systemic inflammatory response. Excursions into this metabolic minefield should be minimised and reserved only for competition and the final preparatory phase before the competitive season begins.

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