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Work vs. Rest - What's the Magic Formula?

In the last post we covered intensity for the over-fifty aspiring athlete. Today we consider, also, the other two variables when deciding what the right work-to-rest ratio might be for you.Those are duration and frequency. All three interact, and produce a different result when you are a bit older. But we can look at just frequency and duration as the two interdependent variables that create a single product: accumulated work time each week.

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