Is it all for naught? What does mathematical coupling mean for acute:chronic workload ratios?

Wendt, Johann and Gabbett, Tim (2018) Is it all for naught? What does mathematical coupling mean for acute:chronic workload ratios? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53 (16). pp. 988-990. ISSN 0306-3674


Abstract

Traditional calculations of the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) are ‘mathematically coupled’, as the most recent week is included in estimates of both the acute and chronic workloads. As Lolli and colleagues rightly point out, this induces a spurious correlation between the acute and chronic loads of ~0.50 (r=0.52 in their simulated data of 1000 athletes).1 They suggest that the simplest solution is to use uncoupled ACWRs (where the acute load is not part of the chronic load) instead.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 04:57
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 04:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematical coupling; acute:chronic workload ratios
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098925
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36442

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