Fast Talk, ep. 11: Busting the ‘no pain, no gain’ myth

Don't be fooled. You shouldn't always follow a training plan, and intervals shouldn't always be all-out. Here's why those myths should be busted.

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No pain, no gain, right? Well, not really. Today’s episode is all about busting two commonly held and closely related training myths. First, should you always do precisely what’s written on your training plan, even if your body is tired? And second, should your intervals always be ridden to failure, as hard as you can go? We are joined by Brent Bookwalter, Lucas Euser, Inigo San Milan, and Grant Holicky to help you determine when you should and shouldn’t push through bad legs, and when you should and shouldn’t do intervals at full gas.

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