What is this?
There is a wide range of views and models on the classification of training areas in the endurance sport to which directives these are defined. In endurance training, one tries to distinguish the different ways of energy provision of the body. For example, various “fuels” (e.g., fats or carbohydrates), or waste products (e.g., lactate). It is important to note that these areas are not strictly defined: in most cases, several metabolic pathways are also active within these areas. With the help of the anaerobic threshold, the areas can be divided into basic training areas (GA1 – more fat metabolism, GA2 – more carbohydrate metabolism), development area (in the area of the anaerobic threshold) and peak area (maximum range above the anaerobic threshold). For certain sports and training models there are even more subdivisions of these areas in order to work even more specifically on specific aspects.
How to use training areas?
When you know your training areas, you can better manage your training and make it more effective. A clearly structured training with a fixed goal in a timed training schedule, including regeneration phases, lead more quickly and with greater probability to the desired training success as just wild and methodless training.
What does ambiotex do with it?
With the performance diagnostics function of ambiotex, you can complete a step test yourself and thus determine your anaerobic threshold. In dependencies on the anaerobic threshold, the training areas are calculated. In your dashboard, the heart rate zones are displayed in a table in the evaluation of performance diagnostics. When you record an activity with the ambiotex app, these training areas are also displayed in the form of a personal “speed meter”.
Ambiotex currently offers two possible sports for performance diagnostics: running and cycling. If you have completed the performance diagnosis only in one sport, ambiotex calculates the training areas for the other sport with a fist formula (“heart rate in cycling is about 10 beats higher than running in the same training range”).