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Convergent validity of a novel method for quantifying rowing training loads

Tran, Jacqueline, Rice, Anthony J., Main, Luana C. and Gastin, Paul B. 2015, Convergent validity of a novel method for quantifying rowing training loads, Journal of sports sciences, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 268-276, doi: 10.1080/02640414.2014.942686.

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Title Convergent validity of a novel method for quantifying rowing training loads
Author(s) Tran, Jacqueline
Rice, Anthony J.
Main, Luana C.ORCID iD for Main, Luana C. orcid.org/0000-0002-9576-9466
Gastin, Paul B.ORCID iD for Gastin, Paul B. orcid.org/0000-0003-2320-7875
Journal name Journal of sports sciences
Volume number 33
Issue number 3
Start page 268
End page 276
Total pages 9
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0264-0414
1466-447X
Keyword(s) Banister’s TRIMP
Lucia’s TRIMP
T2minute
session rating of perceived exertion
Banister's TRIMP
Lucia's TRIMP
Summary Elite rowers complete rowing-specific and non-specific training, incorporating continuous and interval-like efforts spanning the intensity spectrum. However, established training load measures are unsuitable for use in some modes and intensities. Consequently, a new measure known as the T2minute method was created. The method quantifies load as the time spent in a range of training zones (time-in-zone), multiplied by intensity- and mode-specific weighting factors that scale the relative stress of different intensities and modes to the demands of on-water rowing. The purpose of this study was to examine the convergent validity of the T2minute method with Banister's training impulse (TRIMP), Lucia's TRIMP and Session-RPE when quantifying elite rowing training. Fourteen elite rowers (12 males, 2 females) were monitored during four weeks of routine training. Unadjusted T2minute loads (using coaches' estimates of time-in-zone) demonstrated moderate-to-strong correlations with Banister's TRIMP, Lucia's TRIMP and Session-RPE (rho: 0.58, 0.55 and 0.42, respectively). Adjusting T2minute loads by using actual time-in-zone data resulted in stronger correlations between the T2minute method and Banister's TRIMP and Lucia's TRIMP (rho: 0.85 and 0.81, respectively). The T2minute method is an appropriate in-field measure of elite rowing training loads, particularly when actual time-in-zone values are used to quantify load.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02640414.2014.942686
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Crown Copyright
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30068325

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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