The Science Behind AthleteMonitoring.com
Monitor Everything That Counts. Keep it simple.
Athletes who are training intensively walk a fine line between peak performance and health issues. Training too much (or to little) will inevitably result in disappointing performance, illnesses or injury. AthleteMonitoring is a complete professional monitoring solution, built with a best-practice approach and the latest sports science.
Please read on to learn more about the science behind AthleteMonitoring.com
AthleteMonitoring Incorporates the Latest Research
AthleteMonitoring.com incorporates the latest peer-reviewed research and offers a holistic approach to injury prevention, screening and performance optimization. Here is a selection of scientific works that are incorporated into the platform’s logic.
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Wellness, Workload, Fatigue, Sleep, Stress – Everything Counts.
Subjective reporting of training load, perceived stress, and psychological mood states has been shown to be a reliable indicator of adaptation to training load and may prove to be more pratical and reliable than physiological and biochemical/immunological tests.Robson-Ansley et al., Journal of Sports Sciences
Most overuse injuries, many viral infections and burnouts are linked to overtraining, a “training-competition – recovery imbalance”.Lehmann MJ. J Sports Med Phys Fitness
A high percentage of illnesses could be accounted for when individual athletes exceeded individually identifiable training thresholds.Foster C. Med Sci Sports Exerc
Players rating of fatigue and sleep quality are significant predictors of injuries.Laux et al . Journal of Sports Sciences
NCAA Football players are 3.19 times more likely to get injured during weeks when they had high academic stress.Mann et al. J Strength Cond Research
This is Why AthleteMonitoring Helps you Monitor Everything
Wellness & Readiness
Quantity of Sleep
Stress and Mood State
Plus any measure of your choice
Workload and Scheduling
Lack of Variety
Hours / Week
Daily Load vs. last 4 wks
Weekly Load vs. last 4 wks
Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio
Week-to-Week Load Changes
Number of hard days / week
Perception of effort (RPE)
Add and use your own markers at anytime
Fitness, Health & Injuries
Current injuries / illnesses
And much more…
All AthleteMonitoring data is analyzed using published, evidence-based analytics rather than the obscure ‘proprietary’ or ‘innovative’ algorithms at the core of many other monitoring systems. Individual alerts and flag systems use universally accepted methods such as daily z-scores, 7 day:28 day ratios, and published thresholds. With AthleteMonitoring, you can monitor load and individual response to training with science-validated metrics such as week-to-week load increase, acute:chronic workload ratio, the subjective pre training wellness questionnaires. You can also identify meaningful changes in performance easily and instantly.
Measuring Load is Good. Measuring its IMPACT is Key.
An understanding of the dose-response nature of competitive matches is required to inform post-match recovery and training strategies. While technological advances in physical activity measurement (e.g. GPS) have enabled sport scientists to accurately measure external loads, the stimulus for exercise-induced adaptations is the internal load (e.g. physiological stress).Weston, M et al.
EXTERNAL loadExternal Load is the work performed by the athlete (number of sprints, weight lifted, etc.) The measurement of external load is the foundation of traditional monitoring programs for athletes. Knowing an athlete’s External Load is very useful when trying to understand the physical and physiological abilities of an athlete; however, it’s not the only factor you need to monitor in order to get a good picture of an athlete’s health, fatigue levels, and performance readiness.
INTERNAL LoadInternal Load measures the physiological and psychological stress imposed on an athlete by training and competition. Internal Load is measured using a combination of subjective and objective markers (questionnaires, RPE and enjoyment scales, heart rate, etc.). These markers reflect the IMPACT of the work performed by an athlete on his or her body and mind. Measuring Internal Load plays a CRUCIAL role in determining an athlete’s ability to adapt to training and helps to prevent overtraining and injuries.
AthleteMonitoring tracks both objective (External Load) and subjective (Internal Load) markers to give you a complete and scientifically validated picture of your athletes’ response to training, level of risk and readiness.
A Sustainable Solution Built Using Best Practice
Easy to use and intuitive
Efﬁcient result reporting
Can be used remotely, online and offline
Translates complex data into simple outcomes
Flexible and adaptable to different sports and athletes
Simple and efﬁcient identiﬁcation of meaningful changes
Provides both individual and group analytics
Adapted from: Halson S.L.: Monitoring Training Load to Understand Fatigue in Athletes Sports Med 44 (Suppl 2):S139–S147, 2014.