I’ve been reading a lot about training, both on the bike and off the bike (i.e. strength work) and have come to a question that I can’t find a concrete answer too.
Is variation in training important? As in (thinking about min/maxing things) doing the SAME workout on the bike (as in workout calls for a steady state workout, therefore I do Geiger only) or the same exercises/reps repeatedly more efficient that variation (as in how TR works now with many types of steady state workouts other than Geiger).
Mental aspect aside (of repeating the same thing all the time) logic tells me that mixing it up keeps the body moving in new ways and add to both functional strength and movement (especially off the bike). But I still come back to if a workout is created that hits all the areas one is targeting (aligned to their goals) is it not more efficient to just focus on that for a period of time, repeating it until it becomes easy then add to it or create a new workout based on the next set of goal? Is focusing on the same movements/muscles more efficient (optimizing for time, more bang for the buck on what you are targeting)?
I’d love to hear some opinions on this from this community.