Load, capacity and health: critical pieces of the holistic performance puzzle [Editorial]

Verhagen, Evert and Gabbett, Tim (2019) Load, capacity and health: critical pieces of the holistic performance puzzle [Editorial]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53 (1). pp. 5-6. ISSN 0306-3674


Relationships between load, load capacity, performance and health are topics of contemporary interest. At what intensity should an athlete train to achieve the best physiological response? How much (or little) can an athlete train without detrimentally affecting health? Most studies addressing such questions have used a reductionist approach wherein factors were studied in isolation, thereby ignoring the complex inter-relationships and balance between factors. This editorial discusses the association between load and load capacity, and their relationship with athlete performance and health. We illustrate the practical use of a model for the management of athlete performance and health, and provide directions for future practice and research.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 04:45
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 01:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: athlete health, injury, load management, performance organisations, sporting teams
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099819
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36441

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