Load management in basketball

Gabbett, Tim J. (2020) Load management in basketball. In: Basketball Sports Medicine and Science. Springer, Berlin, pp. 815-822. ISBN 978-3-662-61069-5


Abstract

'Load Management' has become a common term used in basketball, particularly in the National Basketball Association (NBA). While the media and spectators may interpret load management as removing players from competition (or training) and providing them with more rest, the reality is that when applied appropriately, well-established training principles provide players with the opportunity to perform at a high level, more often. This chapter discusses the concept of 'load' and the capacity of athletes to tolerate load. Importantly, factors other than load that impact on load tolerance (e.g. sleep, travel and psychological stress) are discussed. The latest evidence surrounding training load, injury and performance is summarised and practical examples of how to interpret athlete management data are provided.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published chapter + Front Matter in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 00:04
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 21:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: load management; basketball; NBA; National Basketball Association
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/10.1007/978-3-662-61070-1_64
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45511

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