MAF is specific to you (Maximum Aerobic Function) it is the heart rate in which you are the most metabolically efficient. Your body utilizes fat the most efficiently at your MAF heart rate.
MAT represents the type of training you are performing. (Maximum Aerobic Threshold). It is a work to rest ratio program that works to develop your aerobic system for different time domains. Ticker uses MAT training to increase your MAF.
Yeah it’s unfair but some people have genetics on their side, or they have spent significant time developing their aerobic system.
Yes, if your heart rate quickly rises, but is slow to return this is a sign you are not able to utilize fat for fuel efficiently.
MAT 10 is a training interval of an hour or more.
MAT 1 is :30 with 1 minute of rest.
MAT 5 is 3 min of work with 1-2 minutes of rest.