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Old 03-16-09, 01:56 PM   #1
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Jump Intervals

I'm following Joe Friel's book this year and I just did my first set of "jump" intervals: 12 strokes per leg in a high gear, as hard as I could go, followed by 1 minute rest. 3 sets of 5 of these with 5 minutes' recovery in between. I understand that this kind of workout is designed to build power, but I never felt that satisfying soreness you get when lifting weights. I did find that I was unable to do good, hard pedal strokes all the way through for the last two reps in the final set (called my legs, but there was nobody home) so I assume I did something right.

I realize it may be difficult to tell, but does it sound like I did these correctly? Shouldn't my leg muscles feel wasted after this?
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Old 03-16-09, 05:40 PM   #2
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If you read the rest of Friel's book, you probably would have gotten the part about how fatigue isn't necessarily productive, and more often than not, counterproductive.
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The only part I saw that seems relevant to what you're describing was on overtraining, which I believe is more of a long-term trend (too many hard days with insufficient rest) rather than a single-workout phenomenon. I'm just trying to determine whether I'm getting a good, high-quality workout with these jump intervals.
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