Athlete Load Monitoring: Acute To Chronic Workload Ratio

Rudy Thomas · December 6, 2020

In this lecture, Coach Thomas will break down the definitions and variables that go into the and under the umbrella of Monitoring an Athlete’s Physiological and Psychological “Load.” Of the many topics the primary point of focus will be managing the balancing act of Fitness and Fatigue. In the presentation to come, Coach Thomas will also debunk some myths of what Sports Science is vs what the perception of Sports Science is and most importantly suggest some simple tools to give coaches at any level the insight they need to begin gaining some insight on the amount of stress they’re athletes are actually feeling. In addition, Coach will define the difference between preparedness and readiness and provides some simple examples that can be utilized on a daily or weekly basis to track the two.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the true importance and context of Sports Science
  2. Knowing the different markers of ‘Internal’ and ‘External’ training loads and their subcategories of ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’
  3. Understanding the difference between ‘Readiness’ and ‘Preparedness’
  4. Having gained an understanding of some simple and more complex tools for measuring internal and external training loads
  5. Realizing that sports science is education oriented and ultimately begins and ends with communication with your athletes
  6. Gaining an understanding of what the Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio is, how it’s used, and why it can be powerful
  7. Utilizing the simple data you’ve drawn to work into an acute:chronic workload ratio
  8. Making sense of the acute:chronic workload ratio numbers and making them for you and your coaches, and most importantly your athletes
  9. Most importantly, not losing sight of the bigger picture of taking care of sleep, hydration, and nutrition prior to getting wrapped up in numbers
  10. Some pieces of technology that can aid along your journey

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Course Includes

  • 17 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
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