Learn how to best prepare for your sessions and matches, improve strength, speed, and stamina, ensuring your development and physical performance is at your best every week.
What is load?
Load is all the internal and external stress factors that are placed upon your body.
Load = The amount of stress placed on the player both internally and externally.
Stress = A state of physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
So how do we monitor and manage a player’s load?
Monitoring players is essential to define the relationship between the amount of stress that’s been placed on the body, and the risk of injury.
Some simple examples could include:
Signs and symptoms of overtraining/overload:
Top Tips To Manage Load
So, what do you do if you’re feeling fatigued or any of the above or find that the measures you’ve put in place are showing a spike in results? Here are a few tips to help you navigate through what to do when something doesn’t feel right:
Control the controllables:
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