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Planning and Assessing Training Loads in Sports Conditioning [news]

The article gives practical ways to measure training loads for sports conditioning. We will also show-case some the high tech new ways during the Sports Conditioning Workshop.

By David Liow

Training for a competition, or season can roughly be divided into build up, pre-competition, taper, competition, and off-season phases. These are shown in Figure 1. In each phase the priorities of training and the training loads differ. Presuming that you’re doing the right type of training (another discussion), getting the training load right during the season is arguably the most essential variable for ensuring that your athlete is suitably prepared for competition.

Sending an athlete into battle underdone or overdone will not produce peak performance!

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