Training Load

Keep track of the physiological impact of all your training activities over time.


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What is it?

What if you could track your weekly training, not in terms of hours, miles, or kilometers – but by the accumulated real physiological impact your training activities have on your body? That is the promise of Training Load, which reports how hard you have been working over the past 7 days in physiological terms. This is accomplished by combining the EPOC values of your workouts along the way.

Monitor and evaluate your weekly training loads based on total physiological impact.

Key Benefits:

  • Gain insight the amount of work you are doing over time
  • A single metric to evaluate the totality of your training efforts regardless of activity
  • Make changes in training loads based on real data

How does it work?

This new metric allows you to monitor and evaluate your weekly training loads based on total physiological impact. Restoration and adaptation are your body’s natural responses to physical activity. EPOC values provide a window into the amount of work that will be performed in response. Longer more intense activities require more restorative work than lighter activities.

The Firstbeat analytics engine transforms heartbeat data recorded during any workout into EPOC values. EPOC values accumulated during each training session over a rolling 7-day are tallied and used to provide a new perspective into the restorative and adaptive work your body is doing in response to training.

Read more: Firstbeat White Paper – EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption)