Monitoring Athlete Training Loads: Consensus Statement
Bourdon PC, Cardinale M, Murray A, Gastin P, Kellmann M, Varley MC, Gabbett TJ, Coutts AJ, Burgess DJ, Gregson W, Cable NT. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2017 Apr;12(Suppl 2):S2161-S2170. doi:
A new consensus statement from a 2016 conference entitled “Monitoring Athlete Training Loads – The Hows and the Whys” has been released to summarize the key findings and recommendations from the conference. The document is intended for coaches, sport-science and -medicine staff, and other professionals who are interested in monitoring athlete training loads. The major sections of the statement include defining training load, how is training load measured, why is athlete-load monitoring important, what are the challenges to load monitoring, and what is the future of athlete-load monitoring.