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.
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 result of the athlete’s subtraction of fitness (CTL), due to its fatigue (ATL).
Also, the parameter (form) is used to monitor the progress of training.
Together on the right side of our PMC, there is the Legend of Form (TSB).
Additionally to the middle of this legend there is zero (0). Furthermore, above this value, everything will be TSB positive, as well as values below, negative TSB. Therefore the more positive the values, the more rested the athlete is. Just as the more negative these values, the more tired the athlete will be.
Behavior zones on Performance Management Chart
Based on the shape of the athlete, it can be identify stages in which the athlete is in each moment of his preparation.
When the yellow line stays in this zone, nothing extraordinary is happening. It’s a kind of plateau in training. It means that there will not have any improvement in conditioning if it continue for a long time in that zone.
This is the optimal training zone. This is because when the athlete remaining here, it will be evolving his physical conditioning constantly.
Freshness zone. It is where the athlete should remain in his taper phase, shortly before his major competitions.
This zone indicates the end of the training season, where the athlete opts for a long rest period of training. Also called the transition period. Therefore, within this transition period context, positive values of form (TSB) should not be confused with excellent form to compete. At the same time, this may also mean that the athlete is injured.
High-risk area. this is because the athlete staying in this area for a long time, will have great chances of getting injured, or reach the so-called over reaching, which will later lead to overtraining. Above all, this zone represents periods of intense training. In general, the athlete should only flirt with this zone for a few days.
The fact that we can have the ability to analyze an athlete’s planning throughout his season through a single chart puts us in a privileged position in the relationship between athlete vs. performance.
Therefore, the first step was taken. Now that we have continued this subject, let’s look more deeply at how we can sculpt our chart. Thus, in order for all these zones to be respected and followed by the athlete, we must have even more detailed control. Nevertheless, our next subject will be: advanced metrics.