The athlete monitoring cycle: a practical guide to interpreting and applying training monitoring data

Gabbett, Tim J. and Nassis, George P. and Oetter, Eric and Pretorius, Johan and Johnston, Nick and Medina, Daniel and Rodas, Gil and Myslinski, Tom and Howells, Dan and Beard, Adam and Ryan, Allan (2017) The athlete monitoring cycle: a practical guide to interpreting and applying training monitoring data. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (20). pp. 1451-1452. ISSN 0306-3674

Abstract

I want to monitor my athlete but where do I start? Given the relationships among athlete workloads, injury 1 and performance, 2 athlete monitoring has become critical in the high-performance sporting environment. Sports medicine and science staff have a suite of monitoring tools available to track how much ‘work’ an athlete has performed, the response to that ‘work’ and whether the athlete is in a relative state of fitness or fatigue. The volume of literature, coupled with clever marketing around the ‘best approaches’ to optimising athlete performance, has resulted in practitioners having more choices than ever before. Furthermore, the range of different practices used in sport and the lack of agreement between parties emphasise the importance of having a clear rationale for athlete monitoring. The aim of this paper is to provide a practical guide to strategic planning, analysing, interpreting and applying athlete monitoring data in the sporting environment irrespective of data management software.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 06:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 04:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: athletic injuries, athletic performance, sports medicine, fatigue, recovery, training load
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097298
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36402

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