The supercompensation model implies that the human organism will uniformly adapt to all training stimuli regardless of training type (cardiovascular, strength, power, etc.). In this model, the only factors that can influence the rate of supercompensation are the volume and intensity of the training session. This theory portrays the human system as a whole, failing to recognize the individual systems that are depleted during a given training session. In reality, supercompensation is better illustrated by the following figure (see the picture).
Reference: Morris, Chris. Omegawave: Theory and Practice (2015).
Performance decrements are common, but this can simply be due to fatigue. Or it can be because of extreme fatigue, often referred to as overreaching, which is observed usually after a block of hard training or a training camp. Athletes who come back from a training camp usually perform worse at first, but after sufficient recovery typically see a major jump in their performance as the reward for the hard work during the camp. Overreaching had therefore been described as functional overreaching. Athletes go through a phase like this because it is necessary to improve.
Thus overtraining seems to be at the far end of a spectrum of different forms of “fatigue”. On one side of the spectrum we find fatigue: a performance decrement which can be reversed with a few hours of rest. Severe fatigue may take 24 or 48 hours to recover from. When this fatigue gets really severe, usually after several days or weeks of training and it may take weeks to recover, we refer to this as overreaching. Typically this is a functional form of overreaching because athletes embark on such a program to cause extreme fatigue with the end goal to improve their performance. On the other end of the spectrum we have the overtraining syndrome that is very difficult to recover from, has a large range of symptoms and is not functional but rather pathological. The overtraining syndrome could mean the end of a season or even the career of an athlete.
Reference: Halson & Jeukendrup Sports Med. 2004;34(14):967-81; Meeusen et al MSSE 2013 45(1):186-205
In this educational video hosted on our website Eoin Lacey (Irish Strength Institute and S&C Coach of Conor McGregor) gives his insights on: - Principles about HRV and brain metabolism - The need to assess recovery - Omegawave data interpretation and application with clients and athletes
Repost from Joseph Coyne (Instagram): Had a great time today presenting to the Athletics Australia Emerging Squad coaches on Omegawave, gene assessments eg DNA Fit UK, Athletigen, body types & good ol’ fashioned coach intuition to help plan training. We also covered hamstrings for an elite sprint/jump athlete 🙏🙏 to Paul Pearce for organising. ... See MoreSee Less
Sleep is an important part of recovery and this is recognized by athletes and coaches. There is also some evidence that improving sleep can also improve performance. On the other hand, researches demonstrated that exercise could enhance sleep quality, but overtraining or excessive exercise might be associated with sleep disturbances. It is important to consider sleep when planning training camps and put strategies in place to optimize sleep in order to break the vicious circle and downward spiral of decreased sleep, decreased recovery, decreased exercise tolerance and so on. Reference: Jeukendrup, Asker. Sleep Disturbances in Trained Athletes. 26 Oct. 2015, www.mysportscience.com/single-post/2015/10/26/Sleep-disturbances-in-trained-athletes.
Measure your performance with professional monitoring systems and be aware of your current functional state to avoid overtraining and to minimize injury risks. Contact us for more information on Omegawave use in your everyday training routine: www.omegawave.com/contact-us/... See MoreSee Less
In this short interview snippet Randy Huntington, National Coach of Chinese Athletic Association, is revealing his insights on the importance of DC potential monitoring for his athletes.
Huntington has coached many world-class athletes over the years, including names such asMike Powell and Willie Banks ,who set world records in the long jump and triple jump, respectively, while under his tutelage (Powell’s record still stands).
The breadth and depth of significant research findings in exercise physiology that the former Soviet Union coaches and scientists made is incredible. Here is a good summary of the early contributions by a phenomenal Estonian scientist, Atko Viru. As in any scientific field, practitioners must first learn and know the historical knowledge before focusing on the contemporary findings. This will help in developing a critical mind and better decision making ability.
Is it really enough to just track training load to gauge readiness? In many cases it isn't!!! Here is a real-life example of a combat sport athlete who experienced unpredictable emotional stress in personal life, which in turn affected significantly his readiness to train in the following day. Notice also how in this case it was the brain (DC Potential) that reacted to this stressor while HRV showed no signs of anormal stress, so measuring only HRV would have given the wrong conclusion. ... See MoreSee Less
The supercompensation model implies that the human organism will uniformly adapt to all training stimuli regardless of training type (cardiovascular, power, etc.). "Omegawave: Theory and Practice" e-book by C.W. Morris is in free access on our website: https://t.co/EooMHv0OzC
Check out our new webpages (if you haven’t done yet!) We’ve added LOTS of educational materials (including the videos explaining Omegawave principles from the very basics to professional level). Learn from the best! https://t.co/EXapBp4wcq
In this educational video Eoin Lacey (@IrishStrengthD2 and S&C Coach of Conor Mc Gregor @TheNotoriousMMA) talks on: principles about HRV and brain metabolism, @Omegawave data interpretation and application with clients and athletes. Check it out now: https://t.co/EXapBp4wcq
Presented to the @AthsAust Emerging Squad coaches on @Omegawave, gene assessments eg @DNAFitHQ @Athletigen, body types & good ol’ fashioned coach intuition to help plan training. We also covered hamstrings for an elite sprint/jump athlete 🙏🙏 @paulcoachpearce for organising https://t.co/uZfzsjhYGg
The breadth and depth of significant research findings in exercise physiology that the former Soviet Union coaches and scientists made is incredible. Here is a good summary of the early contributions by a phenomenal Estonian scientist, Atko Viru. https://t.co/HJvZhlEjyz
We consider the Omegawave and wellness questionnaires as performance inputs, prior to any external workload monitoring. External workload monitoring is important, but knowing what ingredients went into the soup helps you perfect the performance recipe. https://t.co/o82U3NlPVs