Gareth Turner |

Optimise your winter training

Gareth Turner, GBRT Sport Scientist, explores the research behind monitoring your training load and offers solutions for how coaches and athletes can do this

Current restrictions because of COVID-19 will mean that more people are cross training alongside indoor rowing. This may result in a change to the training stress, or load, your body is typically used to.

There is increasing evidence to suggest that prolonged periods of high training load and spikes in training load are associated with increased incidence of illness. Similarly, there is some evidence that low training loads or no training are also associated with an increased risk of illness compared with a moderate training load. Therefore, it is important that coaches and athletes understand what stress and load different training modes equate to.

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