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Episode 23: Strength Base, Phase 3 (Stability & Power) + Base Builder Week 21

Episode 23: Strength Base, Phase 3 (Stability & Power) + Base Builder Week 21

We’re into the third & final phase of our Strength Base Builder Programming: Stability & Power. Phase 1 was Adaptation; Phase 2 was Strength Build; and Phase 4 will be Maintenance. In Phase 3, we lower the loads and focus on unilateral and/or ‘unstable’ variations of movement in order to increase muscular stability. We discuss added movements in our Core-to-Extremity Sets, Knee-Extension and Hip-Hinge Stability variations. We also run through the increased emphasis on the Power sets in Phase 3; introducing the Tabata-style intervals of rapid-fire movements in Walking Lunges, Wall Ball Shots, Box Jumps, and Slam Ball Complexes.

All of our strength movements are also available for reference in video format on our YouTube Channel:

Prior to the strength discussion, we tackle a series of questions from listeners revolving around training plan selection, modifying our training plans to fit user timing needs, strength training mods for athletes with ‘special needs’, and updating your training ‘numbers’ post-tests.

We also dig into the nuances of Week 21 in our Base Builder Program that includes a discussion on Anaerobic Threshold Interval Training, performing these intervals to a specific power target while monitoring HR for max adaptations, and identifying your correct Anaerobic Threshold target number (64:00 power) and/or recognizing when your test-determined numbers may be too high or too low and how to adjust.

Helpful Links Referenced in the Show:

  • Join the second half of our 2020 Remote Base Builder Program for just $199 (for 4 months of training!)… LEARN MORE
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Join us for our 15th Annual Base Builder Program to build your best base for your 2020 cycling/triathlon season.

Listening to this weekly podcast will provide valuable insights into each week’s training objectives and workout details to help you better follow our Base Builder Program and maximize your training gains. Even without following our program, you can listen in each week to learn concepts you can apply to your own training program for improved results.

Train with Us! Join us remotely from wherever you are with our Remote Base Builder Program. Follow the exact training progressions, both on the bike and in the gym, that we do in-house and gain the essential knowledge through our weekly podcast. Learn More & Register at:

Training Plans. We also have Base Builder Strengthand/or Base Builder CyclingTraining Plans available via Training Peaks here:

** Base Builder Discounts for Podcast Listeners. Use code BASEBUILDER25 to recieve 25% off any of our stock Base Builder Training Plans (link above). Use code at checkout on

Ask Questions on our Forum. To have your training related questions answered or communicate with others following our programming, visit our Forum on our website:

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