Why do workload spikes cause injuries, and which athletes are at higher risk? Mediators and moderators in workload-injury investigations [Editorial]

Windt, Johann and Zumbo, Bruno D. and Sporer, Ben and MacDonald, Kerry and Gabbett, Tim J. (2017) Why do workload spikes cause injuries, and which athletes are at higher risk? Mediators and moderators in workload-injury investigations [Editorial]. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (13). pp. 993-994. ISSN 0306-3674


Abstract

Spikes in training and competition workloads, especially in undertrained athletes, increase injury risk.1 However, just as attributing athletic injuries to single risk factors is an oversimplification of the injury process,2 3 interpreting this workload-injury relationship should not be done in isolation. Instead, we must further unpack how (ie, through which mechanisms) workload spikes might result in injury, and what characteristics make athletes more robust or more susceptible to injury at any given workload. In other words, which factors mediate the workload-injury relationship, and which moderate the relationship.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 04:32
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: athletic injuries, risk factors, workload, training load, injury prevention, mediation, moderation
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-2016-097255
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36445

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