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Through the articles of the learning category, the athlete will be able to absorb the whole process of evolution and understanding of our methodology.


Nutrition: the fourth discipline

Nutrition Plan for Ironman Event

Nutrition Plan In each ironman event, the importance of having a pre-planned nutrition plan is becoming more and more evident. There are several examples in which we witness elite triathletes reporting that they were in the best physical capacities of their lives, but that even so, they could not even complete a race. And fatally, in the vast majority of cases, the problem is always the lack of a nutrition… Read More »Nutrition Plan for Ironman Event

triathlon training & Covid-19

Alternatives to Triathlon Training Options due to Covid-19

Alternative triathlon training options due to Covid-19 Triathlon training in difficult times like the one we live in because of Covid-19, is making several triathletes look for alternatives to live with this pandemic. Unlike other sports, triathlon requires a lot of space, as well as different environments to practice it, such as: swimming pools, beaches, gym, roads and race tracks. And all of that had to be closed due to… Read More »Alternatives to Triathlon Training Options due to Covid-19

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Training Zones

Training Zones In today’s internet, after one performs a simple search, will find dozens of defining formulas for different training zones. However, in order for one to be successful in humans’ evolution, due weight must be given to these calculations to understand once and for all what the role of these zones are and how they will impact training. As a coach, In addition to this information, I will show… Read More »Training Zones

Advanced metrics for training peaks

Advanced Metrics

Advanced Metrics Following again the concepts of my mentor Joe Friel, we evolved into the advanced metrics. Like all science, everything measured can be compared. Therefore, the more metrics we use, the greater the chances of observing improvement in athlete performance. “It would be far better to measure progress rather than to accept progress on blind faith”.  Joe Friel Joel de Bem, coach and founder of Commandos Legion Input-Output measures… Read More »Advanced Metrics

Performance management chart

Performance Management Chart

Performance Management Chart (PMC) The Performance Management  Chart (PMC) will help the athlete monitor fitness and fatigue, and ensure that fitness and recovery have been sufficient to reach their goal for a particular competition. Joel de Bem, coach and founder of Commandos Legion Parameter Form (TSB) The focus now, will be the yellow line. Because this line determines the shape (TSB) of the athlete. In addition, this line is the… Read More »Performance Management Chart

training stress

Training Stress Score

Training Stress Score This may be the best definition of an athlete’s training load today. Through this parameter, called TSS (Training Stress Score), we can represent, through a single value, the relationship between the athlete and his workload.It would be the best alternative to quantify the relationship between the 03 main training variables: frequency, duration and intensity.And for any coach, that means “gold.” Because this way, the coach will have full… Read More »Training Stress Score

Fitness (CTL): the metric

How to Determine an Athlete’s Fitness Level

How to Determine the “CURRENT” State of an Athlete’s Fitness Level? When we begin to train an individual, the first question every coach asks is: what is your fitness level? Perhaps this may sound like a silly question, but if we stop to think about it, we will see that the answer is not so obvious to what we imagine.   Have you ever wondered how we determined an athlete’s fitness… Read More »How to Determine an Athlete’s Fitness Level

training intensity

Intensity in Training and its Measures

How to measure the intensity of training? According to our previous article, we tried to get an idea about the 03 variables in which a coach should be sustained in organizing a training. Further, we talk about the importance of training frequency, as well as duration, and lastly about the intensity that will be our focus.Therefore our main question here is: How can we measure our intensity and how can… Read More »Intensity in Training and its Measures

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Training Variables

What are the training variables and how do we know if our training is being effective? That sport is contagious we all know. That the human being is a highly competitive being is also not new. But this degree of importance that some give to the training varies greatly among athletes.But anyway, everyone should agree on one point: people who seek to improve their times in competitions, know that they… Read More »Training Variables