Enhancing Recovery: Preventing Underperformance in Athletes
Enhancing Recovery: Preventing Underperformance in Athletesis the first book to address the multifaceted aspects and significance of recovery in maintaining high-level athletic performance. In this text, 21 contributors take an interdisciplinary approach to assist you in preventing overtraining and underperformance in athletes you work with. Enhancing Recoveryfocuses on recovery as a required component of training and the devastating effects of underrecovery, giving you new insights into treating and preventing overtraining and underperformance.
The editor, Michael Kellmann, PhD, combines a wealth of information from medicine, physiology, periodization training, and psychology as well as studies of people's motivation, health, and lifestyles to explore all aspects of underrecovery—not just in sports, but also in everyday life.
The four-part text features
-applied strategies for preventing underrecovery,
-case studies that provide practical examples and illustrate the importance of integrating recovery into daily training routines, and
-full descriptions of how underrecovery affects athletic performance as well as everyday work and overall health.
Part II,“Determinants of Underrecovery,” addresses the physiological factors that are indicators of overtraining in athletes and explains how athletes are constantly pushing the envelope of positive training adaptation to obtain small improvements in performance.
Part III,“Intervention of Underrecovery,” focuses on the significance of correct competitive scheduling and training sequencing, which together underscore the processes leading to optimal performance. Emotional and mental factors in underrecovery and overtraining are also discussed.
Part IV,“Transfer to Related Areas,” examines the relationship between recovery and both physical and psychological health. The importance of attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions are also addressed.
Addressing recovery as a key factor of performance, the text illustrates how a constant lack of recovery can result in overtraining in athletes you work with. Further, it shows how being even slightly underrecovered over an extended period results in underperformance in athletes and nonathletes alike. Enhancing Recovery: Preventing Underperformance in Athletesis a critical resource for anyone researching or practicing in the exercise science field.
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