Video tutorials for users of the Coaching Toolkit application line
Lesson #11. Study of the effectiveness of distance rowing techniques when planning the training process in kayaking and canoeing
The article demonstrates the study of dynamic, energy and physiological criteria for the effectiveness of the athlete's motion cycle in kayaking and canoeing in relation to the passage of a specific distance.
The energy efficiency of rowing technique is estimated on the basis of numerical indicators of energy efficiency. Various rowing techniques are compared in terms of energy efficiency.
The athlete’s physiological avatar is used in distance style analysis as an individualized mathematical model for calculating the distance profile of physiological variables.
This video lesson demonstrates the implementation of technological blocks Unit 6 , Unit 8 with optimal planning of the training process.
TECHNOLOGICAL UNITS FOR PLANNING A TRAINING PROCESS
With the optimal planning of the training process based on TRIMP technology, the coach and other specialists of the coaching staff should be able to solve a number of practical problems. The following list of these tasks determines the necessary conditions for the practical implementation of the training process optimal planning based on the physiological avatar technology and the training impulse.
Unit 1. Maintaining an individual physiological profile (IPP) for each athlete of the coaching group (team). The IPP should contain data from standard anthropometry, as well as estimates of the maximum and minimum values of TRIMP (wmin,wmax).
Unit 2. Maintain an individual sports calendar for each athlete in the team, indicating days of competitions as well as “special” days when the competitive or training load cannot be performed or has to be limited (days of illness, injuries, relocations, etc.).
Unit 3. Keeping a journal of physiological observations (JPO) for the team and for each athlete in the format of observation packages of the “Physiological Avatar” technology. The data of the JPO are necessary to create the current collection of the athlete’s PA. Maintenance of the JPO requires a modern laboratory of sports medicine equipped with necessary measuring equipment.
Unit 4. Managing the process of creating and using the PA collection for each athlete in the team. PAs are created in the identification factory on the basis of initial data of the IPP and the JPO. For each team athlete, at least one current PA must be created.
Unit 5. Keeping for each athlete in the team his/her athletic form log. This log records expert
judgments of the athletic form by the results of competitions, or by results of special tests that are similar to the conditions of actual competitions.
Unit 6. Keeping for each athlete in the team his/her training load log. The log records TRIMP
values achieved by the athlete during training exercises with physical exertion, and also during competitions.
Unit 7. Designing optimal current training plans for each athlete in the team. Recalculation of the optimal current training plans for the new current data, i.e. realization of adaptive optimal planning of the training process.
Unit 8. Implementation of current training plans by assigning training load to athletes in accordance with the planned daily value of TRIMP.
● Target athlete selection
● The selection of the basic current physiological avatar
● Sport selection
● Selection of the investigated rowing style from the author’s style library
● Manually entering a remote heart rate profile or loading from a Garmin Training Center XML (TCX) file
● Entering a distance rowing cadence profile
● Start of the calculation process
● Monitoring and analysis of rowing performance characteristics during the calculation process
● The end of the calculation process and recording the calculated training impulse in the training load log
● Documentation of research results in a PDF file