Know how you train with Training Load Pro™
When you train, the different systems of your body get strained. With Polar Vantage M2, you get a holistic view on how your training sessions strain these different systems and how it affects your performance.
Your Cardio Load value tells you how much strain your training session put on your cardiovascular system. It is calculated after every workout from your heart rate data.
Your Cardio Load is calculated as training impulse (TRIMP), a commonly accepted method to quantify training load.
Perceived Load is a value that takes into account your own subjective experience of how demanding your training session was.
The key to finding the balance between training and rest is learning to listen to your body and to combine your subjective feeling with the data you get from your Polar Vantage M2. This is something athletes learn by doing, and your training data will help you learn to know your body better.
Your Perceived Load is quantified with Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), a scientifically accepted method to quantify training load. Your Perceived load levels indicate how hard a training session was compared to your session average from the past 90 days.
Strain & Tolerance
In addition to the training load from individual training sessions, you can follow how Cardio Load builds up over time – the relation between strain and tolerance.
Strain shows how much you have strained yourself with training lately. It shows your average daily load from the past 7 days.
Tolerance describes how prepared you are to endure cardio training. It shows your average daily load from the past 28 days. To improve your tolerance for cardio training, slowly increase your training over a longer period of time.
Your Cardio Load Status looks at how your Strain compares to your Tolerance and estimates how your training is impacting your body.