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

2009

Most overuse injuries, many viral infections and burnouts are linked to overtraining, a “training-competition – recovery imbalance”.

Lehmann MJ. J Sports Med Phys Fitness

1997

A high percentage of illnesses could be accounted for when individual athletes exceeded individually identifiable training thresholds.

Foster C. Med Sci Sports Exerc

1998

Players rating of fatigue and sleep quality are significant predictors of injuries.

Laux et al . Journal of Sports Sciences

2015

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

2015

This is Why AthleteMonitoring Helps you Monitor Everything

Wellness & Readiness

Fatigue

Soreness

Health

Quantity of Sleep

Sleep Quality

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

Monotony

Strain

Number of hard days / week

Training enjoyment

Perception of effort (RPE)

Rest days

Add and use your own markers at anytime

Fitness, Health & Injuries

Current injuries / illnesses

Previous Injuries

Screening tests

Physiological tests

Fitness tests

Performance tests

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.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2015

EXTERNAL load

External 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 Load

Internal 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.

This is the Most Comprehensive Athlete Monitoring Platform

ULTRA-FAST DATA COLLECTION

EVIDENCE-BASED, SPORT SPECIFIC

INTELLIGENT ANALYTICS, INSTANT ALERTS

BETTER COMMUNICATION, INFORMED DECISIONS

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