In a training documentation all relevant training data of the past can be found. Thus, training documentation has a crucial function for training control, as it can provide information about performance development and training effectiveness. Only through complete training documentation and its evaluation can control instruments be optimally used and training effectively designed.
Since training in competitive sports is basically very scientific, training documentation is an important step in understanding. If similar problems occur repeatedly with an athlete, it may be possible to understand what their cause is. But complete training documentation is not only interesting for problem solving. Special successes in performance tests such as a performance diagnostic or in competitions can also be compared precisely with the previous training. This makes it possible to draw conclusions about an athlete’s individual training adaptation and training response.
When athletes, especially in endurance sports, move to a new team or start working with a different coach, accurate training documentation also helps during this transition phase. When a coach starts working with a new athlete it is important for him to know and understand the training history. This enables him to better assess the athlete’s fitness level and estimate how much training (training volume and intensity) the athlete needs.
Our training planning works with TrainingPeaks in the training documentation, just like most professional teams and hundreds of other trainers do. TrainingPeaks provides a simple and clear interface to manage TrainingStress (TSS), Fitness (CTL), Fatigue (ATL) and Form (TSB).