I’d like some advice on back to back sessions:
Firstly, background: I’ve just started using 4DP, I’m reasonably fit but looking to improve my MAP (5 minute power). I only have 3 days a week I can train on and do 4-6 hours per week. At the moment I have been doing back to backs e.g. Vice grips + Joy ride; A very dark place + the wretched. And the worst so far: Vice groups + ISLAGIATT. That was horrendous! I aim to do them at 100% and usually by the final 3rd of the 2nd workout I struggle to match the higher power outputs esp. the sprints but can maintain the lower ones around my FTP.
The question: is this a good idea? if I do an MAP focused workout followed by a FTP focused workout will that reduce the potential gains to my MAP? Or for me more is more volume = better. Due to my circumstances if I don’t do back to back I will only do 1 session.
Hope this makes sense,
any advice or thoughts welcome.