Two training-load paradoxes: can we work harder and smarter, can physical preparation and medical be teammates?

Gabbett, Tim J. and Whiteley, Rod (2017) Two training-load paradoxes: can we work harder and smarter, can physical preparation and medical be teammates? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12 (Suppl. 2). pp. 50-54. ISSN 1555-0265

[img]
Preview
Text (Accepted Version)
Gabbett _2016_Two_ accepted.pdf

Download (544kB) | Preview

Abstract

The authors have observed that in professional sporting organizations the staff responsible for physical preparation and medical care typically practice in relative isolation and display tension as regards their attitudes toward training-load prescription (much more and much less training, respectively). Recent evidence shows that relatively high chronic training loads, when they are appropriately reached, are associated with reduced injury risk and better performance. Understanding this link between performance and training loads removes this tension but requires a better understanding of the relationship between the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) and its association with performance and injury. However, there remain many questions in the area of ACWR, and we are likely at an early stage of our understanding of these parameters and their interrelationships. This opinion paper explores these themes and makes recommendations for improving performance through better synergies in support-staff approaches. Furthermore, aspects of the ACWR that remain to be clarified-the role of shared decision making, risk:benefit estimation, and clearer accountability-are discussed.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 36404
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 01:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: shared decision making, acute:chronic workload ratio, injury, performance
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0321
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36404

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only