Sep 15

Training Monotony

Categories: Glossary, Performance

Training monotony refers to a state or condition in which an athlete’s training has become repetitive and lacking in variation of intensity, volume, or type of exercise. A clear example of high training monotony would be running the same route, every day, at the same pace.

In sports science, Training Monotony is a single number calculated from an analysis of workouts, to determine the statistical variation in day to day training. Research would suggest that monotony figures below 1.5 are desirable, with figures above 2.0 as potentially being a cause for concern.

Training monotony is most often considered in conjunction with Training Strain.

About The Author

Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.