Cumulative training load characterizes the sum of different training loads from single trainings in a certain period of time. For example cumulative training load for a week represents all the trainings that were done on particular week. Cumulative load does not indicate whether being the result of less amount intensive trainings or high amount of low intensity trainings. However this is a very good paramateer to dicriminate between easy or hard weeks/months.
Table 1. An example of the cumulative load of the 3 + 1 microcycle.
Cumulative load of the microcycle