Monitoring athlete load is a vital component of sports performance. Calculating athlete load systematically helps measure fatigue, fitness and allows strength and conditioning coaches to prepare an athlete for the demands of their sport and sporting calendar. Its practical applications include creation of training drills, understanding of movement demands and a data-backed perspective of the athlete exertion. It also reduces risk of injury and helps coaches calibrate training for athletes rejoining after an injury.
The author defines athlete load and reviews four data collection methods and their practical applications for different sports. Click on this link to read the whole article and see calculations of training loads for each data collection method.
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