Does Zone 1 Workouts Improve Aerobic Capacity??

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    Good evening,

    Just wondering if zone 1 workouts improve aerobic capacity or do they only maintain your base? I’m finding that this iteration of the training group incorporates a lot of zone 1 workouts.

    Essentially would like to know if my zone 1 training runs are adding to my base?



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    pedro on #77969

    Hi Travis,

    Trainings in zone 1 and zone 2 improve your aerobic capacity. In The beginning , the tendency is to do more trainings in zone 1 to recover and zone 2 to improve aerobic capacity.
    With training and the consequent improvement , your aerobic threshold heart rate value will go up, you will need to balance training with more trainings in zone 1 to avoid overreaching or overtraining .


    Pedro Carvalho

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