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    How to prepare players for the season?

    In the context of recent football trends, training micro and mesocycles in pre-season can be divided into conventional ones, as well as those based on tactical periodization. Which of them yields better results? Is it possible to combine these two approaches and work on both tactical elements and team motor skills at the same time?…

    How to monitor and optimise training load?

    Monitoring and optimisation of training load should be based on knowledge about our players. Tests are necessary to get the knowledge - but test results alone are not enough. We must know how to analyse them and interpret the data generated based on them. The objective of monitoring is not only to check how many…

    All about maximum heart rate and resting heart rate

    It can’t be emphasized enough – heart rate monitoring is extremely important for athletes. It’s crucial to know your heart rate values to be able to train within your limits. For training to be effective, it has to be adjusted to an athlete’s personal needs and capabilities, such as resting heart rate and maximum heart…

    Athlete’s speed – stay in the zone

    As we previously wrote on our blog, it’s important to control your heart rate zones, especially when you are working on your aerobic and anaerobic efficiency. However, there are also workouts that should be based on keeping a certain speed and sports tracking certainly helps achieve that. So what are speed zones and how are…

    Acute to Chronic Workload Ratio – new Sonda Sports system feature

    Monitoring physical activity is the key to determine the right workload and minimize injury risk. It is easy to do with the help of sports tracking equipment as it provides a precise overview of an athlete’s condition. Calculating injury risk was always one of our main priorities and we’ve been working on a great new addition to…

    Change of speed in numbers – why and how to keep track

    An athlete moves on the pitch almost constantly, changing only his speed. We see a player accelerating from slow walking to a sudden sprint within seconds during the game and training sessions. Since these rapid changes cost a lot of effort and might be straining, they should be monitored with the use of GPS sports tracking.…

    The ABCs of heart rate zones

    As diverse as sports disciplines are, there is one element they have in common – the importance of heart rate. When it comes to semi-professional or professional sports, athletes use HR (heart rate) monitors on a daily basis and work in harmony with their body. Nowadays, more and more amateur athletes are following their steps…

    5 Movement Training Methods That Can Help You in the Field

    Understanding the kind of exercise you do and why you do it is part and parcel of being an athlete. Not all exercise routines are created equal, and some may be more beneficial to a certain type of athlete than another. For example, previously on Sonda Sports we talked about the difference between aerobic and anaerobic…

    4 ways to control your health

    An athlete’s well-being is absolutely crucial if he or she wants to train efficiently and achieve good results. It’s important to control your health, especially if your body is frequently working over the limit. There are many ways to see if your body is doing fine – regular check-ups, sports tracking, even stretching. We have…

    Workload monitoring – a reliable way of tracking your effort

    If someone asked you whether your weekly or monthly workload is right for you, would you be able to answer without hesitation? Probably not if you don’t monitor your workload with sports tracking. Some periods of the season require tough training sessions, and some give you time to relax and not push yourself as much.…

    5 facts about sports nutrition

    Even if an athlete works hard during the training, uses technology to work properly and listens to the best coaches they know, they still might not perform as good as possible. It's a wide known fact - if an athlete wants to improve their performance, they also have to improve their diet. Sports nutrition is…

    Aerobic and anaerobic effort – what’s the difference?

    Every exercise you do is either aerobic or anaerobic. Each has a different effect on the body. Some may argue which type is better for which athlete, but the truth is that they are both necessary in balanced development. What is the difference between them? And how is sports tracking useful in this case? Aerobic…

    Weight lifting as part of every athlete’s training

    Weight lifting is no longer just for bodybuilders. Heavy weights are now a common part of every healthy athlete’s training, regardless of their sport. There are many reasons to do heavy weights in between regular training sessions on the pitch - we're presenting just a few of them. Heavy weights – one concept, many types…

    Improving efficiency – the best methods

    Thousands of athletes all over the globe try their hardest to set new records and win matches, but this is impossible without improving efficiency during the training sessions. And one of the best ways to make progress is by using sports tracking. Become a versatile athlete Take running for example, the easiest possible option for…

    Why heart rate monitoring is so important in sports?

    Chest straps are not an unusual sight anymore as heart rate monitoring has become a key of training. Though it doesn’t surprise anyone when they are used by runners, it still may look odd to some when it comes to other sports. But it shouldn’t! And here’s why. Heart rate monitoring makes a difference Let’s…

    Metabolic Power – The Ultimate Data in Team Sports

    Metabolic Power – The Ultimate Data to Track in Team Sports Knowledge of metabolism functions is currently one of the most important issues in the sports world. Sports have taken over in-depth analysis of each individual aspect related to the metabolism. Its spans far beyond the simple concept of energy expenditure and consumption, and is…

    Heart Rate Monitoring and its usage in team sports

    What is Heart Rate Monitoring, and how to use it in team sports? Heart Rate Monitoring (HRM) has become one of the most important indicators of cardiovascular fitness over the past few years. Today, not only runners, cyclists or fitness enthusiasts use this data. We can observe an increasing number of team sports players (both…
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