Progress - "keeping fit"
I train 2 hours a day, but since I have kept doing that for a long time, Suunto shows “keeping fit” in progress despite around 90 CTL/ATL.
Is that true what I am doing is just “keeping fit” without performance gain?
@Kai-Liu let’s try to explain this. You see “Keeping fit” if you TSB, i.e. yesterday CTL-ATL, is between -10 and 15. This means that your acute (recent) training stress is in line with your chronic (medium term) training stress. Yes it means that you are not pushing harder than you usually do, but you are not a number, and you should not just train to increase numbers
I’m not an expert, but what I know is that you reach a platform, when you do the same frequently and regularly.
I think to progress you need to do more versatile training, with pauses and some intervals and longer endurance etc
this metric seems overall very “hard” in general, I have the same troubles as you, staying in the “increasing fitness zone” is so hard, even if my actual fitness is increasing (like my VO2max) my TSB is firmly in “loosing fitness”/keeping fitness zone, but I also think its because I trained very hard when i first got my watch (10 weeks ago) thus it set a high baseline.
On this matter my issue is more relative to the fact that if you compare the “resting time” the watch advise after each exercise and the fitness trend its pretty much impossible to be in the “staying fit” or above without completly ignoring the recommended resting time