Something is most definitely wrong with our model of training and racing if this is how headlines read…

Especially – it seems – in the sport of cycling

Amateur Cyclist, Dead from Heart Problems

Pro Triathletes with Heart Problems

Cyclists with Heart Problems

Cycling & Heart Disease

Its An Actual ‘Thing’ Now…

Pro Cyclists, Dead from Heart Problems

Pro Cyclists, Dead from Suicide

Isn’t training supposed to make us healthier? So why are so many athletes having heart problems and dying from heart problems? And as young as 15 and 18!

Because the predominant training performed by athletes today is hi intensity interval training [HiiT] and HiiT is not healthy training. If pro athletes in their 20s are dying because of repeatedly straining their heart excessively, what does that suggest all the middle aged weekend warriors are lining themselves up for?