Recovery for Performance in Sport

Author: Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance INSEP
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492575216
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In today’s competitive sport environment, discovering effective methods of facilitating optimal athletic performance is paramount to success. The recovery period is essential in maintaining athletes’ physical and psychological well-being and crucial in the pursuit of intense physical training and satisfying performances. Recovery for Performance in Sport presents techniques and modalities currently used to enhance athletes’ recovery, optimize training time, and avoid overtraining. Edited by members of l’Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP), Christophe Hausswirth, and Iñigo Mujika, the text encompasses the latest scientific research in the study of recovery and draws from the experience of applied sport scientists working with elite athletes in leading performance and recovery centers. Readers will find proven strategies for enhancing the recovery process and learn the importance of structuring an individualized and evidenced-based recovery plan for improving performance. Appealing to a broad audience encompassing professionals, athletes, coaches, and students, Recovery for Performance in Sport provides a scientific base of information as well as specific elements that allow for practical application in the real world. More than 30 international professionals contributed to chapter content, including case studies of international athletes and coaches. These case studies complement the scientific explanations by bringing additional context to the discussion of safe recovery modalities and how to apply those concepts to specific sports. Cutting-edge research and techniques allow readers to maximize the recovery of their athletes by learning from the proven strategies of international experts. Recovery for Performance in Sport is divided into four parts, each presenting scientific knowledge, practical applications, and related case studies. The first two parts focus on the physiology of optimal training, how to prevent overtraining, and how to peak for optimal performance. Part III is a discussion of current recovery modalities along with strategies for optimizing recovery through the combination of modalities. Focusing on recovery at the muscular level, this part discusses nutrition strategies, electrostimulation, compression, massage, and immersion procedures, among others. Part IV of the text considers situations that offer unique variables to consider when choosing recovery techniques. Differences between men and women in postexercise recovery are detailed along with a current discussion of thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and heat stress. Consideration is also given to the interventions used to alleviate thermal strain and the limitations of various recovery strategies after exercise in the heat. The physiological responses to altitude exposure and its impact on performance and various factors related to recovery are also discussed along with practical recommendations to facilitate altitude adaptation and recovery. Recovery is one of the least understood and most under-researched components of the exercise-adaptation cycle. Yet, the importance of the recovery period cannot be overstated considering that athletes spend more time in recovery than in active training and that many adaptations to training take place during the recovery period. The current knowledge and applied information featured in Recovery for Performance in Sport will assist readers in improving the recovery process to help athletes achieve easier adaptation to training loads, lower their risk of overload and injury, and ultimately improve athletic performance.

Recovery for Performance in Sport

Author: Institut National Du Sport et de l'Education Physique (France
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450453066
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In today's competitive sport environment, discovering effective methods of facilitating optimal athletic performance is paramount to success. The recovery period is essential in maintaining athletes' physical and psychological well-being and crucial in the pursuit of intense physical training and satisfying performances. "Recovery for Performance in Sport" presents techniques and modalities currently used to enhance athletes' recovery, optimize training time, and avoid overtraining. Edited by members of l'Institut National du Sport, de l'Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP), Christophe Hausswirth, and Inigo Mujika, the text encompasses the latest scientific research in the study of recovery and draws from the experience of applied sport scientists working with elite athletes in leading performance and recovery centers. Readers will find proven strategies for enhancing the recovery process and learn the importance of structuring an individualized and evidenced-based recovery plan for improving performance. Appealing to a broad audience encompassing professionals, athletes, coaches, and students, "Recovery for Performance in Sport" provides a scientific base of information as well as specific elements that allow for practical application in the real world. More than 30 international professionals contributed to chapter content, including case studies of international athletes and coaches. These case studies complement the scientific explanations by bringing additional context to the discussion of safe recovery modalities and how to apply those concepts to specific sports. Cutting-edge research and techniques allow readers to maximize the recovery of their athletes by learning from the proven strategies of international experts. "Recovery for Performance in Sport" is divided into four parts, each presenting scientific knowledge, practical applications, and related case studies. The first two parts focus on the physiology of optimal training, how to prevent overtraining, and how to peak for optimal performance. Part III is a discussion of current recovery modalities along with strategies for optimizing recovery through the combination of modalities. Focusing on recovery at the muscular level, this part discusses nutrition strategies, electrostimulation, compression, massage, and immersion procedures, among others. Part IV of the text considers situations that offer unique variables to consider when choosing recovery techniques. Differences between men and women in postexercise recovery are detailed along with a current discussion of thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and heat stress. Consideration is also given to the interventions used to alleviate thermal strain and the limitations of various recovery strategies after exercise in the heat. The physiological responses to altitude exposure and its impact on performance and various factors related to recovery are also discussed along with practical recommendations to facilitate altitude adaptation and recovery. Recovery is one of the least understood and most under-researched components of the exercise-adaptation cycle. Yet, the importance of the recovery period cannot be overstated considering that athletes spend more time in recovery than in active training and that many adaptations to training take place during the recovery period. The current knowledge and applied information featured in "Recovery for Performance in Sport" will assist readers in improving the recovery process to help athletes achieve easier adaptation to training loads, lower their risk of overload and injury, and ultimately improve athletic performance.

Sport Recovery and Performance

Author: Michael Kellmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351975188
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sport, Recovery and Performance is a unique multi-disciplinary collection which examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport. Including contributions from medicine, neuroscience, psychology and sport science, the book expertly explores the implications for applied and strategic interventions to both retain and stabilize performance, and promote health and well-being. Including chapters written by its leading experts, the book represents an important milestone in this evolving field of study. It covers issues around measuring recovery, the impact of overtraining on sleep and mental health, and addresses topics such as the impact of travel on performance. The book informs not only how managing recovery can improve performance, but also offers insights in how recovery can sustain athletes’ physical and mental health. Citing research from a range of individual and team sports, as well as extreme situations and the workplace, this is an important book that will be widely read across the sport sciences.

Enhancing Recovery

Author: Michael Kellmann
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736034005
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book addresses the multifaceted aspects and significance of recovery in maintaining high performance levels. 11 sports psychologists address the problem of under-recovery as well as prevention strategies.

Massage for Sport Performance

Author: Michael McGillicuddy
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736083014
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perform at the highest level withMassage for Sport Performance. This book and DVD demonstrate self-massage and partner massage for deep-tissue pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and speedy muscle recuperation. Optimal performance and quick relief are readily available with pre- and postevent massages, recovery massages, and spot treatments.

Compression Garments in Sports Athletic Performance and Recovery

Author: Florian Engel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319394800
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents recent research addressing the effects of different types of compression clothing on sport performance and recovery after exercise. It is also the first book that summarizes the effects of compression clothing on all main motor abilities in the context of various sports, offering a wealth of practical guidelines on how to optimize performance and recovery with the help of compression clothing. The book examines the effects of this clothing on physiological, psychological and biomechanical parameters including endurance, speed, strength, power, and motor control. It explains the basic principles involved in the reasonable application of compression garments in connection with different kinds of exercise, and describes the essential mechanisms of how compression garments work in a reader-friendly format that addresses the needs of researchers, athletes and coaches alike.

Psychologie im Sport

Author: Sigurd Baumann
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer
ISBN: 3840336783
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die komplexen Vorgänge im Körper sind auch beim Sport durch die Psyche gesteuert. Die Beschreibung psychodiagnostischer Verfahren zeigt, dass sportpsychologische Einflussnahme systematisch erlernt werden kann. Anliegen des Buches ist es, dass sich Sportler und Trainer der praxisorientierten Hilfestellung der Sportpsychologie bewusst werden. Durch die Psychologie können Sportler Wege finden, den Umgang mit psychischer Belastung zu erlernen. An praktischen Beispielen wird die Wirksamkeit der mentalen Wettkampfvorbereitung vermittelt. Sportspezifische Verfahren zur Konzentrationsverbesserung werden ausführlich und praxisnah beschrieben. Eine Einführung in mannschaftspsychologische Themenbereiche zielt auf die Frage der Mannschaftsharmonie und Konfliktbewältigung. Das Buch bietet sowohl sportinteressierten Pädagogen als auch Freizeit- und Leistungssportler die Möglichkeit, psychologische Fragen und Probleme im Sport zu bewältigen und die Leistungsfähigkeit zu steigern.

Leitfaden zur Trainingskontrolle

Author: Sally Edwards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783891248218
Format: PDF
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Die Erfahrungen erfolgreicher Trainer, Mediziner und Sportler hat die Amerikanerin Sally Edwards, selbst erfolgreiche Triathletin und Marathonläuferin, in diesem Buch zusammengetragen. Seit es möglich ist, Herzfrequenzmessgeräte am Handgelenk zu tragen, kann praktisch jeder damit sein Training steuern, denn diese Geräte liefern ein präzises Biofeedback. Doch wie benutzt man solch ein Gerät richtig? Wer hilft dem Anfänger, die richtigen Werte zu finden? Die Antwort auf alle Fragen, die Sie zum Thema Herzfrequenzmessgeräte und herzfrequenzkontrolliertem Training haben, bietet Ihnen dieses Buch. Es wird ergänzt durch zahlreiche Erfahrungsberichte von Sportlern und Trainern, die diese Geräte in der Praxis benutzen.

Thermoregulation and Human Performance

Author: Frank E. Marino
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805586485
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over the last decades, our understanding of the relationship between thermoregulation, performance and fatigue has changed dramatically. New advances in technology and methodology permitted the study of rising and decreasing body temperature on metabolism and provided insights into the role the nervous system plays in determining human performance under thermally stressful situations. Further analysis of previous research has been necessary in addition to considering theories derived from complimentary areas of research such as evolutionary biology, anthropology and cellular and molecular biology. This publication provides different interpretations of recent research for a better understanding of the limitations of thermoregulation. In particular, it presents evidence for the human's ability to anticipate thermal limits and adjust their performance accordingly so that cellular homeostasis is preserved. Further, the book is featuring the inclusion of the effect of reduced body temperature on muscular performance and endurance which today is a popular method for providing avenues of reduced thermal strain and recovery from exercise. This publication will be an essential read for those working in thermal medicine, exercise physiology and human performance.