Mastering Load 3 : Training Load and Injury – A Cycling Coach Perspective
In the first blog of this series it was mentioned that when it comes to fit there has been more of a focus on performance than injury prevention. This is also true for the load modeling that occurs in the sport of cycling; training load is managed more to optimize performance than prevent non-traumatic injury. In this blog we will investigate the potential that properly managed training load has the serendipitous effect of also helping to prevent non-traumatic and overuse injuries in cyclists.
Performance load modeling was first developed by Banister et al in 1975. Their model was based on heart rate (HR) during training bouts.... Read more