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Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes


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Chapter 1. Why Monitor Athletes? Stress Response to a Training Session Adaptation to a Training Program Risk of Overreaching, Overtraining, Sickness, and Injury Importance of Individualized Monitoring Conclusion Chapter 2. Research Tools for Athlete Monitoring Basic Statistical Tools for Practitioners Descriptive Statistics Reliability Validity Meaningful Change Correlation and Relationships Presentation of Results Qualitative Analysis Conclusion Chapter 3. Physiological Effects of Training Stress General Adaptation Syndrome Model Fitness-Fatigue Model Stimulus-Fatigue-Recovery-Adaptation Model Applications of the Models Fatigue Continuum Overreaching and Overtraining Interdisciplinary and Multifactorial Approaches to Avoid Overtraining Conclusion Chapter 4. Quantifying Training Stress Measurement Tools External Load Internal Load Conclusion Chapter 5. Measures of Fitness and Fatigue Neuromuscular Fatigue Heart Rate Hormonal and Biochemical Markers Immunological Markers Performance Tests Conclusion Chapter 6. Current Monitoring Practices and Technologies Monitoring Practices in Sport Monitoring Technologies Data from Monitoring Technology Applications of Monitoring Technology Conclusion Chapter 7. Integrating Monitoring With Coaching Art and Science of Monitoring Monitoring Data Within a Training Session Providing Monitoring Feedback to Athletes Barriers to Effective Athlete Monitoring Conducting In-House Monitoring Projects Conclusion Chapter 8. Athlete Monitoring Guidelines for Individual Sports Individual Sport Athletes Monitoring in Individual Sports on a Budget Monitoring With Training Diaries Applying Monitoring in Individual Sports Reporting One Week of Monitoring for an Athlete Modifying Training Based on Monitoring Considerations for Monitoring Athletes in Individual Sports Conclusion Chapter 9. Athlete Monitoring Guidelines for Team Sports Team Sport Athletes Monitoring in Team Sports on a Budget Applying Monitoring in Team Sports Monitoring System for Team Sport Reporting One Week of Monitoring for a Team Sport Modifying Training Based on Monitoring Considerations for Monitoring Athletes in Team Sports Conclusion

About the Author

Mike McGuigan, PhD, CSCS, is a professor of strength and conditioning at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand and a member of AUT's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand. He is one of the world's leading scientific researchers on athlete monitoring and is highly regarded internationally for his work on resistance training and strength and power development. Before working at AUT, McGuigan was at Edith Cowan University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and worked as a sport scientist for High Performance Sport New Zealand. He also has vast experience as an athlete monitoring consultant for elite athletes and coaches, working with high-profile New Zealand sport teams such as the All Blacks and the Silver Ferns. McGuigan is a strength and conditioning specialist certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He received the NSCA's Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year Award in 2007 and the William J. Kraemer Most Outstanding Sport Scientist Award in 2016. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

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