Martin Buchheit on Heart Rate Training for Soccer
Among other tools, I use the Polar T2 system with our players at the Whitecaps and I know many of my colleagues use similar monitoring tools to monitor the physiological load of training. While not perfect, I think that it can provide very valuable information. Follow the blog link title or click HERE?to check out another great presentation by Martin Buchheit on monitoring changes in physical performance with heart rate measures.
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Mike is the Head Fitness Coach for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC. He is also the owner and Director of Performance at Athletic Lab sports performance training center. He previously served as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. He has a PhD in Biomechanics, an MS in Coaching Science, and a BSS in Exercise Physiology and has coached Olympic and professional athletes in Skeleton, Track & Field, MLS and NASL Soccer, PGA Golf, NFL Football, MLB Baseball and Olympic Weightlifting. He has lectured around the world and authored 2 books and dozens of research and coaching articles.
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Thanks for the heads up Mike. I somehow missed that one.
We also use T2 everyday (except games, gym and recovery session) and it is real pain in the arse to download the data and manually re-type in custom made Excel sheet. So, I am questioning it’s practical value for daily monitoring of workloads.
When it comes to occasional testing (like Buchheit did with 5′ – 5′ ) I don’t mind it at all, but there are some things that can really affect scores (for the submax runs) – ambient temperature, hydration, etc. So, one is advised to stick to the same ‘context’ everytime he does the test. Unfortunatelly, some teams can’t do that since they don’t have access to indoor fields, etc.