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    HELP ME PLEASE!! How to perform correctly peak and fade power intervals??

    Peak and Fade in the Charmichael Training system stands that you should go all out and then try to maintain the power and it is going to drop as far as the interval goes. My FTP is 300 watts, when I perform Steady Estate Power intervals for 3 mins I can sustain 350 watts, but when I start the PFPI the power goes up to 600 watts and then it goes down fast and in the most cases I can not finish the two minutes interval. So, the way Am I doing it is the correct?, or Should I start hard but not as hard as I'm doing and keep my power up for the two minute interval? (Lets say I could go up to 500 watts, try to keep there as much as a I could and finish the interval around 300-330 watts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelovillegas1 View Post
    Peak and Fade in the Charmichael Training system stands that you should go all out and then try to maintain the power and it is going to drop as far as the interval goes. My FTP is 300 watts, when I perform Steady Estate Power intervals for 3 mins I can sustain 350 watts, but when I start the PFPI the power goes up to 600 watts and then it goes down fast and in the most cases I can not finish the two minutes interval. So, the way Am I doing it is the correct?, or Should I start hard but not as hard as I'm doing and keep my power up for the two minute interval? (Lets say I could go up to 500 watts, try to keep there as much as a I could and finish the interval around 300-330 watts)
    So you peaked and then faded? Sounds like you're doing it right. They get "easier" with practice.

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    How does going 'all in' for 2 minutes ever get 'easier'?
    You could get faster or put out more power... or less, but the effort either way is going to be brutal.
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    Is there something you're intentionally trying to prepare for?

    Why are you doing this workout, exactly?

    This sounds more like a mental/sharpening workout than an actual fitness builder.

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