WHAT IS LOAD MANAGEMENT REALLY ABOUT?
In this article, Tim Gabbett and his team provide a user-friendly guide for practitioners when describing the general purpose of load management to coaches.
Improvement and development of non-invasive monitoring systems for mechanical exercise (external load) and the physiological response (internal load).
Analysis and assessment of new relationships between external and internal load markers.
Development of new solutions, tests, and plans to optimize performance and prevent muscle and tendon injuries.
Automatic and non-invasive athlete monitoring in the gym using computer vision systems.
Development and monitoring of new indicators of fatigue.
Exploration, development and implementation of new ways of training, from blood flow restriction to hypoxic training
A distinctive way of understanding the game naturally brings with it a distinctive way of approaching and managing training loads.
Based on structured training methodology, developed under the wing of FC Barcelona over years, the performance area has the fundamental goal of improving our athletes’ physical preparation through a systemic and integrative approach.
Theories of complex dynamic systems have arisen as a new way of seeing the game and sport, fostering an understanding of the hierarchical organization of living systems and the dynamic interaction which leads them to self-regulate.
For the first time, it has been demonstrated that it does not take months of training to significantly improve both muscle volume and strength; instead, two weeks of an appropriate exercise are enough.
Training using eccentric exercises is important to prevent possible damage. However, intensive training can also cause muscle damage, so it is critical to be vigilant in order to keep injury risk to an absolute minimum.
Cardiovascular endurance manifests as a moderator of the load result to which the athlete is exposed.
Through the use of computer vision we can identify some shortcomings in the body orientation of players in different game situations.