Training control includes coordination of all short- and long-term measures of the training process with regard to the planned achievement of athletic form. These training control measures include periodization and cycling.
In the training control, the trainer determines on which training areas the athlete concentrates in certain seasonal phases, but also how individual training units and training blocks look specifically. Training control actually makes the difference between a random combination of individual training sessions and a performance and goal-oriented training plan.
In training control, there are different principles for load control. One such method is Polarized Training. Here, following an 80-20 principle, most of the training time is spent at low intensity (in GA1). 20% of the training sessions, on the other hand, should be high-intensity training (HIT) in SB. This method neglects in training loads at a medium intensity GA2 / EB. Other training approaches focus precisely on these areas.
For a trainer it is important not only to understand these methods in training control but also to observe the reaction of his athletes to different stimuli. Different athletes may need different approaches to perform at their best.