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.
Gastin, Paul B.ORCID iD for Gastin, Paul B.
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
Keyword(s) Banister’s TRIMP
Lucia’s TRIMP
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
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