Training load

You will find the calculations on which the various data related to training load are based.

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Written by Mathieu Gagné
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Training load should not be confused with the volume lifted during training.

Rather, it is a value calculated on training, over a given period. According to the calculations, the results make it possible to estimate the fatigue, the performance, or the risk of injury of the athletes (among others).

  • Rated perceived exertion (RPE)

    • This data comes from the client. At each finished session, his perceived exertion is asked.

    • It is based on a scale of 1 to 10.

  • Training load

    • Calculation: Rated perceived exertion MULTIPLIED by the duration of the training.

⚠️ Previous data is available by default. The following are limited to certain subscriptions. If you can't find them on your account, ask a Hexpert for more information.

  • Monotony

    • Calculation: Average Daily Training Load DIVIDED BY Standard Deviation of Weekly Load

    • (According to Foster) The lower the index, the better the athlete's physical condition.

      • 2 and +: Increased risk of fatigue

      • 2.5 and +: Increased risk of injury

  • Constraint

    • Calculation: Average load MULTIPLIED BY monotony

      • 6,000 AU and more: > risk of fatigue and overtraining

      • 10,000 AU and more: > the risk of injury

  • Fitness

    • Calculation: Load MINUS Stress

      • Great constraint < performance

      • Small constraint > performance

  • Freshness index

    • Calculation: Chronic load LESS acute load

  • WEEK AVG_Week Pre1-4:

    • Average training load over 4 weeks (Excluding the current one)

  • CE tot_Rolling X days:

    • Sum of the load over X days (default 7)

  • CE tot_Week in progress (0):

    • Sum of the load in the current week

  • CE tot_Rolling 28 days:

    • Sum of the load over 28 days

  • CE tot_Rolling 3 days:

    • Sum of the charge over 3 days

  • CE tot_Week Pre1:

    • Sum of the load on week 1

  • CE tot_Week Pre2:

    • Sum of the load on week 2

  • CE tot_Week Pre3:

    • Sum of the load on week 3

  • CE tot_Week Pre4:

    • Sum of the load on week 4

  • Ratio CE Aïgu: Chronic:

    • Acute Chronic Load Ratio

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