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Any Carl Cantrell devotees on here???(5 posts)

Any Carl Cantrell devotees on here???ThighsofSteel
Nov 9, 2002 2:15 PM
Curious as to what you think of his training methods. And if he coaches you, what kind of improvements have you made. His methods seem old school. Are they out dated?
re: Any Carl Cantrell devotees on here???jradford
Nov 13, 2002 8:48 AM
sure his meathods are old school but he keeps the basic principle in that you must train your body to do it or it will not be able to. No measurements numbers or fancy gagets can help you with that.
re: Any Carl Cantrell devotees on here???noveread
Nov 13, 2002 1:43 PM
Okay, as a newbie to structured training, I've been using Coach Carl. But what do you mean by old school, please explain. I was happy with what I accomplished over the summer, but I wasn't racing and not trying to peak for any event.

But anyway, why do you call his methods old school?

Andy
YesRockyMountainRacer
Nov 13, 2002 2:08 PM
Most training plans have you doing three pretty instense days in a row on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Some have you do Tuesday sprints, Wednesday Intervals, and Thursday endurance. Other switch the Wednesday and Thursday workouts.

In any event, I like Coach Carl's idea of combining endurance with the intensity days on Tuesday and Thursday, so you get an "extra" recovery day on Wednesday. This plan works really well for me because I have to ride pretty far to get to a good place to do intensity work (I live in a city), and my body really likes the hard/easy day setup.

You should try his plan and see if it works for you. I've been quite happy with it. I wouldn't call him too old school, and his methods definitely are not outdated.
No, but I like Jerry Cantrell (nm)peloton
Nov 13, 2002 6:43 PM
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