TritonWear Intensity takes the guesswork out of how hard you trained to maximize fitness gains and keep your body primed for performance.
Intensity is calculated by using metrics like distance, active time vs rest time and swim intensity. Strokes are weighted to ensure that the app reflects intensity even if the workout relied heavier on one stroke. TritonWear uses AI to set an average of your usual distance, active time and swim intensity and adjusts this average as you improve or train harder.
What Intensity insights does TritonWear show you?
Intensity Over Time Graph. This graph displays intensity scores from the past 14 days.
Intensity Per Lap Graph. This graph showcases the intensity values for each lap of the total workout. The higher the bar is, the higher the intensity of that lap is.
Recommendations. The app displays personalized recommendations based on the workout intensity compared to your usual intensity scores the last 14 days.
Distance. Total distance swam during the workout.
Active %. What percent of the entire workout were you active for.
Swim Intensity. Swim intensity uses a weighted average of the available stroke scores.
Intensity Per Stroke Graph. This graph shows the intensity score per stroke type.
How do you interpret the Intensity score?
Your Intensity score ranges from 0-100.
80 or higher: Wow! There was a spike in intensity today; check out your Focus and Readiness scores to ensure it did not impact skill execution or injury risk.
70-79: Congrats, that was the definition of a solid swim; keep it up! Discover which skills you should Focus on for even faster swimming.
Under 70: There was a drop in Intensity. Head over to Readiness to make sure you're not undertraining.
If your score is hitting 80 or higher, you have increased your distance, active time or swim intensity. You’ll receive personalized recommendations that indicate what exactly caused a spike in Intensity. Keep in mind, while intense training promotes fitness gains, it’s crucial to maintain a balance between intense workouts and recovery.
When interpreting your Intensity score, it is also best to review your Readiness and FocusScores. A consistent high-intensity training may put you at a higher risk for injury and may also affect your ability to hold technique. On the contrary, a score under 70 indicates a drop in intensity. Your personalized recommendations will alert you on what has caused the score to lower.
What impacts Intensity?
1. Distance & Active Time
Distance, active time vs rest time and swim intensity are correlated, and increasing one leads to a decrease in another. For example, while swim intensity increases (effort and speed), there will be a decrease in both the distance and the active %. Keep in mind that the algorithm creates a baseline for your usual distance, active time and swim intensity and adjusts it as you improve or train harder. This means even if you are not hitting your goal times during a Vo2 max set for instance, our AI will know if you are actually training within the right energy zone.
2. Rep Intensity
When TritonWear AI averages Intensity across your workout, Rep Intensity is weighted more than distance and active time. Ramping up your workout intensity helps burn fat faster, increases your endurance levels, and improves your oxygen consumption. You can crank up rep intensity by increasing your speed or adding resistance to your training. To add resistance to your workout, you can try swimming with parachutes, paddles, ankle bands, power tower or water Strechcordzs.
A low Readiness score will hinder your ability to increase Intensity. How much and how hard you train will both influence your body’s readiness. Significant and rapid changes in training load (more than 0.8-1.5 increase in weekly load) will put you at risk of overtraining.
On the other hand, undertraining will affect the load monitoring that is part of the Readiness calculation. Fitness level is also closely linked with the ability to maintain a high effort. In detail, a low fitness level means that you may be able to increase intensity for a short time, but you’ll struggle to maintain duration. If you are not hitting a steady increase in how much or how hard you train, you will have a hard time materializing the improvements you want.
How to use the FIT philosophy to adjust Intensity?
The TritonWear FIT philosophy recognizes that although training plans are carefully designed to predict expected fatigue (following intense training), what happens in the water often doesn’t line up to the plan.
Understanding the swimmer’s adaptations to the training plan requires frequent iterations. TritonWear Focused Iterative Training (FIT) enables swimmers to track their training and ensure they are hitting the right intensity without sacrificing technique (Focus) and while also keeping injury risk low (Readiness). If Readiness or Focus scores are impacted due to an increase in Intensity, adjusting your training is required.
Alexandra Petala is the Content Marketing Manager at TritonWear. Before joining TritonWear, Alexandra had created her own company delivering freelance services for lead generation. She also served as the Growth Manager at Just' Geter Done. A former swimming coach and Greek National Champion herself with over 20 years of experience in competitive swimming. Alexandra graduated from the Empire State University with a degree in Business Economics and Marketing.
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