Validity of the training-load concept

To prescribe an optimal training programme we need to quantify the load it imposes accurately. However, the concept of Training Load is confusing, and most of its associated metrics have not been validated appropriately. Recent research has indicated that this lack of validity is critical and that many popular Training Load metrics do not reflect their related training dose. This talk will review some of the issues related to Training Load and its metrics, discuss recent research findings, and explore future directions for quantifying and optimising training.

Louis Passfield - Biosketch

Louis Passfield is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent. He has conducted research and published papers that focus mostly on modelling cycling and training. Louis has worked with many leading coaches and Olympic medalists and has collaborated with British Cycling, the English Institute of Sport, and Chinese Speed Skating.

Adjunct Professor

University of Calgary

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