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Episode 83 – ‘Monitoring Training Load & Fatigue in Athletes’ with Craig Twist PhD

Episode 83 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Monitoring Training Load & Fatigue in Athletes” with Craig Twist PhD, University of Chester, UK. In this session we get into:

  • Defining Training Load and Fatigue
  • Relevance to Intermittent Sports (i.e. Rugby League / Union, Football etc)
  • Reasons for and Against Monitoring Training Load
  • Potential Load Monitoring Measures
  • Internal vs External Load
  • Methods of Monitoring Internal and External Load (Heart Rate, RPE, TRIMP, GPS, TMA, Questionnaires etc)
  • Importance of Individualised Monitoring
  • Assessing Meaningful Change
  • Conclusions and Practical Applications

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