Athos Training Load Time Series allows coaches and athletes to see the cumulative muscle activity at each moment during practice. The vertical axis is training load/second, which is also referred to as Intensity. This value will increase as the athlete is working harder and provides insight into how hard an athlete is working at a given moment.
There are a number of interesting features in the Time Series view. Not surprisingly, the warm up and stretching sets show relatively low intensity, with only brief periods of higher training load / second above 1.
The 1 mile run before the strength circuit demonstrates an evenly paced run by effort, where the athlete was accumulating little to no fatigue (evidenced by no change in the height of the EMG Training Load signal and the pace was consistent).
The most variable portion of the workout was an interval style 20-minute strength circuit consisting of body weight lifts. Initially, the peaks are high and relatively short. Approximately half way through the strength circuit, you can see the peaks getting lower, and more flattened out. This is a sign of the athlete fatiguing since they cannot produce as much intensity as quickly as at the beginning of the circuit. Therefore, they produce a lower output for a longer period of time to move their body through the same exercise (such as a pull up).
The fatigue translates well into the second mile run where the athlete ran slower, and the intensity was lower at the start and the total training load/s increased throughout the run. This increase was paired with an increase in fatigue by the end of the run.
The addition of Time Series data to the Online Training Center was designed to help you better understand how your athletes are responding to your programming. We’re also very excited to continue to build on this foundation with new functionality coming soon!