Sport Use Case, Coach3: Stress and conditioning


Mike Potenza, Strength and conditioning coach

April 2018

Highlighting that it is about more than just post-practice data review sessions, he stressed the value of being able to “track real-time metrics during practice to make adjustments and recommendations when a player is exceeding workloads.”

Mike Potenza, Strength and conditioning coach

“We value knowing the accumulation of workload based on intensity and duration of a session,” Potenza explains, describing TRIMP as his go-to “accumulative workload metric” for the team. “I used the TRIMP measure heavily when I first began using the monitoring system and continue to view TRIMP as an important indicator of total work stress, although we include several additional metrics that provide more detail to the story of the athlete’s activity.”

Understanding training loads and how they have been achieved also plays a role in boosting recovery. “With TE, we can see the level reached within Anaerobic Metabolism and prescribe the correct recovery strategy.”

“In San Jose, our goal is to monitor every practice during the season, which includes pre-season training camp. Team workload/intensity and duration of monitored practice times are shared with the coaching staff, so they have useful information when planning the next workday and the yearly work to rest schedule.”

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