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However, you can create shortcuts on your mobile phone as well as on your laptop or PC from which you can start the app.
Start app / log in
Creating a Short Cut on the Home Screen
Create training zones
Change or delete training zones
Function of the training zones
However, we also use the stored training ranges as guideline values for the calculation of the NIRS markers and the adaptive training ranges. This means that the stored training ranges serve, for example, as an orientation for determining the current daily threshold power. It is therefore important to update the training ranges at regular intervals (every 6 to 8 weeks).
Either the last values of the NIRS markers or a NIRS step test can be used to adjust the training ranges.
Adaptive training zones
With the help of adaptive training ranges, it is therefore possible to precisely control the planned direction of a load. This enables better control of the training, increased effectiveness and thus better results than training according to rigid specifications.
With the help of the NIRS data, it is possible to record the daily form without additional tests.
Follow the instructions and log in to your Dropbox account. Then select the folder where your fit files will be stored and you're done.
Dropbox enables the synchronisation of all stored data. Therefore, there may be a certain waiting time during the first synchronisation until the existing data has been synchronised and evaluated. It is best to let TRAINALYZER work for a while after synchronisation.
Follow the instructions and log in to your Garmin Connect account. To start the synchronisation, press Sync. Note: Only new data will be synchronised from the time the connection is set up. Unfortunately, Garmin does not allow you to do this any other way.
During the first synchronisation, there may be a certain waiting time until the existing data has been synchronised and evaluated. It is best to let the TRAINALYZER work for a while after synchronisation.
Just go to Settings -> Data Connections -> File Upload -> Select File, select the desired fit files in the file browser and click Upload.
Via the calendar:
You can also perform the manual upload via the calendar. Click on the "Upload" icon in the upper right corner of the calendar, then on Select Files, select the desired fit files in the file browser and click on Upload.
The freezing progress of the upload is displayed under the respective file.
If there are problems with one or more files, an error message appears. The specific cause of possible errors is indicated by a Attention symbol next to the respective file.
View, rename, delete files
At the file level, the title of the respective file is displayed at the top. By default, this corresponds to the sport type of the fit file. You can rename the title of the file by clicking on the pencil symbol next to the title and then changing the title in the Name field. The assigned title is then also updated in the calendar and can be used to better identify individual files.
In addition to the file name, you can also adjust other data of the training unit here.
Below the Name field, the file name is displayed, which can also be found in the list under Settings -> File Upload.
By clicking on Restore from trash you can restore a deleted file. Clicking on delete forever permanently deletes the file.
What to watch out for
The stored training ranges serve as a guide for determining the NIRS markers and the adaptive training ranges. It is therefore important that training ranges are always stored in order to be able to carry out the analyses.
If you have ridden a continuous cycling stage test, you can select the button "Graded Exercise Test" and the evaluation is carried out without taking previous training areas into account. In the Advanced version, an additional tab "Performance Test" is displayed. There you will receive a summary of the data and can save the training areas.
The adaptive training zones are not automatically transferred to the stored training zones. The training zones that you set under Home must be updated manually or taken over from a step test.
Another important factor is the small checkbox Exhaustion (≥30s) within the summary at file level. If you have reached exhaustion within a file with a load of at least 30s duration, you have to activate the checkbox and trigger the analysis of the file again (click on analyse and then on reload after the file has been analysed). This ensures that maximum loads are analysed correctly and your NIRS markers can be determined correctly.
In rare cases, the analysis of a file may be interrupted and then not displayed correctly. Likewise, it can happen that the results of the analysis are in certain borderline ranges. Many factors are included in the calculation and the analysis is strongly dependent on the quality of the data, which can lead to the calculation sometimes running in the wrong direction. If you find something strange in the results, simply trigger the analysis again (click on analyse and then on reload after the file has been analysed). This will usually be enough to correct possible errors.
Analyse/ re-analyse files
There are 2 options for re-analysis.
At the file level:
In the analysis overview of the file, the analyze button is located in the upper right corner. Clicking on this button will retrigger the analysis. The TRAINALYZED logo starts to rotate, indicating that the analysis is running. When it stops spinning, the analysis is complete. In order to load or display the updated analysis, it is necessary to click on the reload button, whereupon the analysis page reloads and the current data is displayed.
Via the Settings menu:
Settings -> File Upload you can analyze the uploaded data either individually or completely. To reanalyze a single file, click on the TRAINALYZED logo behind the file. To analyze all files again click on the button reanalyze all. The progress of the analysis is also indicated by the rotating logo.
For files that have already been analysed, the TRAINALYZED logo is blue. For files that have not yet been analysed, the TRAINALYZED logo is grey.
Recommendation for best possible results
You can carry out and evaluate the first step test without stored training areas. Then you create the training areas found under Home to use them for the evaluation of your training files.
You should update the stored training ranges every 6 to 8 weeks. This can either be done using the NIRS markers or by a new NIRS step test.
Intensity of the maximum SmO2 steady state.
The maximum SmO2 steady state can be considered as an aerobic performance marker. Several studies have shown that it correlates closely with the maximum lactate steady state and commonly used threshold concepts (functional threshold power, 2nd ventilatory threshold, anaerobic threshold, etc.). It represents the highest intensity at which a physiological steady state can be achieved. Any higher intensity will result in a continuously decreasing SmO2 as the rate of oxygen consumption exceeds the rate of oxygen transport. Increasing fatigue and a reduction in intensity or exhaustion are the result.
The maximum SmO2 correlates closely with the maximum lactate-free Iintensity. The energy demand is almost completely covered by fat burning. This intensity also implies the most favourable oxygen situation for the muscle, where the balance between oxygen supply and demand is most shifted towards oxygen transport. ZONE I-extensive is the preferred intensity for recovery and long aerobic endurance training sessions.
Recommended upper limit In basic training.
This marker correlates closely with the first lactate threshold. At higher intensities, lactate begins to show significant increases compared to resting and low intensity levels. This also means that the percentage of carbohydrate burn begins to increase significantly from this point, leading to accelerated glycogen depletion compared to ZONE I-extensive. Based on measurements and advanced modelling approaches in cycling, we have seen that this marker also correlates with a change from type I fibre activation to mixed type I + IIa fibre activation, which is consistent with the points above.
There can be training sessions without maxSmO2ss marker! As this marker can also be used to assess performance development, it must be set to the actual limit or maximum value. With maxSmO2ss we have to be sure that the maximum steady state has actually been reached. To be sure that the marker is set to the limit, we need intensities beyond this limit. If these intensities could not be detected in a file, no maximum values are shown for the respective markers and peak values are given instead.
Implementation: The training in ZONE I-extensive takes place in the continuous method. Performance in this training zone should be as consistent as possible. The training duration can be between a few minutes and several hours. Very long training sessions take place mainly in this training zone.
Classically referred to as compensation area (KB)
Implementation: The training in zone I intensive takes place in the continuous method. For this purpose, performance in this training zone should be as even as possible. The training duration can be between a few minutes and several hours. Due to the increased carbohydrate requirement, the maximum intensity for very long (more than eight hours) efforts is at the upper end of this intensity range.
Classically referred to as Basic Endurance 1 (GA 1)
Implementation: Training in ZONE II takes place in the repetition or continuous method. For this purpose, performance in this training zone should be as even as possible. The training duration can be between a few minutes (repetition method) and several hours.
Classically referred to as Basic Endurance 2 (GA 2)
At this intensity, all endurance fibres and all mixed fibres are active, which build up more lactate or break down exactly as much lactate. In addition, at this intensity muscle fibres are already active that can build up more lactate than they can break down. These fibres cannot work for long because they get tired, so the longer the exercise, the more type 2a fibres are activated. This can be felt, among other things, through an increase in the perceived intensity of exertion.
Implementation: The training in ZONE III-extensive takes place in the interval, repetition or continuous method. For this purpose, performance in this training zone should be as even as possible. With the interval method, several loads are trained in this training zone with relatively short breaks in a fixed rhythm. To get used to this load intensity, 6x5min loads with 5min relief each in ZONE I-extensive are recommended. With the repetition method, several loads are completed in this training range, which can, however, differ in their duration; the same applies to the duration of the breaks. A typical session consists of several loads on the climbs of an undulating training circuit, where the climbs in ZONE III-extensive are ridden as often/long as necessary until a load duration of 30min is accumulated in the zone. The training duration can range from a few minutes to about an hour. At the upper end of this training range, the optimal intensity for time trials is between 30 and 60 minutes. Due to the high carbohydrate requirement, the possible frequency of loads at this intensity is limited.
Classically referred to as the development area (EB)
Implementation: Training in ZONE III-intensive takes place in the interval or repetition method. For this purpose, performance in this training zone should be as even as possible. The training duration can be between a few seconds and several minutes. Due to the high energy flow, the maximum intensity for pursuit disciplines on the track is at the upper end of this intensity range. In the interval method, several loads are trained in this training range with relatively short breaks in a fixed rhythm. In the repetition method, several loads are completed in this training range, but they can differ in duration; the same applies to the duration of the breaks.
Classically referred to as the peak range (SB)
Implementation: The training in ZONE IV takes place in the repetition method For this, the load should either be maximal or held until either the target load duration or the lower load limit is reached (whichever occurs sooner). The load duration can range from a few seconds to about one minute. The rest duration is usually at least five minutes, but can also be more than half an hour depending on the load.
Classically referred to as peak or speed range (SB/SN).