Can my athlete handle more training? High tech and Low tech monitoring instruments. This is a great interview that everyone should listen to before investing in sport technology.
New study shows that subjective measures of fatigue, sleep quality, DOMS are more sensitive than heart rate indices to detect daily fluctuations in training load in elite soccer players. http://tiny.cc/ttki8x
New study shows that GPS measurements largely underestimates the energy demands of soccer-specific drills and questions the validity of GPS for monitoring Load in Soccer. Full article here http://tiny.cc/i30d7x
A recent study has demonstrated that, while ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) provide a simple, inexpensive, and valid method for measuring exercise intensity, measuring differential ratings of perceived exertion (e.g. RPE-Legs, RPE-Cardio, RPE-Technical) provides a more sensitive evaluation of the internal load.
Authors suggest that adding these subjective measures to the global session RPE can help coaches to better understand the true dose-response of team sports and better optimize subsequent recovery and training programs.
AthleteMonitoring.com can be used to efficiently capture and monitor differential RPE after each session. Example here: http://tiny.cc/r7we2x
Source: Weston, M., Siegler, J., Bahnert, A., McBrien, J: The Application of Differential Ratings of Perceived Exertion to Australian Footbal League Matches, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2004 (http://tees.openrepository.com/tees/bitstream/10149/336611/5/336611.pdf)