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Monitoring and Managing Fatigue in Basketball

School of Health Sciences, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA 6959, Australia
Centre for Exercise and Sport Science Research, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
Purdue University, Purdue Sports Performance, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
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Sports 2018, 6(1), 19;
Received: 8 January 2018 / Revised: 21 February 2018 / Accepted: 22 February 2018 / Published: 27 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Improving Practice and Performance in Basketball)
The sport of basketball exposes athletes to frequent high intensity movements including sprinting, jumping, accelerations, decelerations and changes of direction during training and competition which can lead to acute and accumulated chronic fatigue. Fatigue may affect the ability of the athlete to perform over the course of a lengthy season. The ability of practitioners to quantify the workload and subsequent fatigue in basketball athletes in order to monitor and manage fatigue levels may be beneficial in maintaining high levels of performance and preventing unfavorable physical and physiological training adaptations. There is currently limited research quantifying training or competition workload outside of time motion analysis in basketball. In addition, systematic research investigating methods to monitor and manage athlete fatigue in basketball throughout a season is scarce. To effectively optimize and maintain peak training and playing performance throughout a basketball season, potential workload and fatigue monitoring strategies need to be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: microtechnology; smallest worthwhile change; training load; countermovement jump microtechnology; smallest worthwhile change; training load; countermovement jump
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Edwards, T.; Spiteri, T.; Piggott, B.; Bonhotal, J.; Haff, G.G.; Joyce, C. Monitoring and Managing Fatigue in Basketball. Sports 2018, 6, 19.

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