How does Training Trends measure recovery?
We measure recovery by combining the answers which an athlete provides on a daily assessment with insights into their training load. This subjective approach towards measuring recovery has been shown to be highly effective.
Each day an athlete starts off with 100 points, then points are deducted for the following:
- Reporting that they are sick or injured
- Reporting that they unsustainably fatigued
- Not sleeping or eating well and following poor recovery habits
- Feeling unsustainably stressed outside of training
- Resting heart rate is outside of it's normal range
- Training load has increased (or decreased) significantly over the recent past.
If the athlete scores above 75 points then they are reporting a good level of recovery and showing no signs thet they need to adapt their training load. A score between 50 and 75 points shows poor recovery and suggests that an athlete should reduce their training load. A score below 50 suggests that the athlete would benefit more from rest than training.