Monitoring Training Load: What Tool is Best? Part 2

By |2020-10-28T09:04:58-05:00October 28th, 2020|Athlete Monitoring, Fatigue, Fitness, Injury, Training Load|

An international conference was held in 2016, where athletic experts and researchers discussed their findings related to training load. A collective review discussed the pros and cons of key findings shared at the conference. Here, as well as in Part 1, we will review tools and measures commonly used to monitor athlete training loads. Fitness-Fatigue Model The fitness-fatigue model is used to analyze training load information (2). This method is used to advise training plans (8) and predict performance, fitness and fatigue levels (29, 30, 34, 37). The initial fitness-fatigue model suggests training loads give rise to fitness responses which [...]

Monitoring Training Load: What Tool is Best? Part 1

By |2020-05-20T16:55:51-05:00May 20th, 2020|Athlete Monitoring, Performance models, Sports, Training Load|

Athletic testing has become a vital part of the sports community. Monitoring an athlete's performance allows individuals and coaches to assess how the body is handling training and competition. When it comes to deciding which tools and models to utilize for monitoring training load - individuals are faced with a multitude of options. But which one is the best? A sport-science conference, "Monitoring Athlete Training Loads ⏤ The Hows and the Whys", was held in 2016 where experts came together to discuss and share research on modes of athlete training (4). A group of researchers gathered the key findings discussed [...]