Fitness In Soccer

Examining the training process is essential to understanding why we measure training load. By measuring the training load, we are looking for a dose-response relationship with the outcome parameter. The dose, or the training load, is the prescribed exercise, and the response of interest in soccer is the associated fitness gain, fatigue accrued or injury risk. Examining the dose-response relationship in this manner allows us to improve our knowledge of how a player might respond to a particular training dose.