Training Methods to Improve Sports Performance and Health

Edited by
January 2022
180 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2967-7 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-2966-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Training Methods to Improve Sports Performance and Health that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences
Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

There are several types of training methods aiming to develop sports performance and improve health indicators. Fundamentally, training methods are the result of manipulating different training variables, and the possibility of combining these variables is vast. Therefore, the search to study the effect of these constraints on sports and health, considering specific contexts and taking into account the magnitude of inter-individual responses, will afford a better understanding of the training interventions.At the same time, over the years, numerous innovations and technological advances have been introduced to assist the development of athletes’ performance and monitor individual lifestyles. These advances have changed how training may be conducted, controlled, and evaluated. For example, in sport settings, using technology to collect many and continuous data of athletes’ activity in their natural environments appears as an innovative and promising step. In health, an enormous diversity of training methods supporting healthy lifestyles and innovative approaches is arising, especially from higher-quality information gathered through technological development.Papers addressing these topics are included in this book, especially those combining a high academic standard with a practical focus on providing knowledge on how training methods improve sports performance and health across people's lifespans. New evidence urges us to track the progress and effects of training methods.

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interval training; badminton; aerobic; repeated sprint; testing; instability; resistance training; exercise ball; suspension training; performance; talent identification; rugby union; prediction of performance outcomes; selective factors.; cardiac rehabilitation; cardiorespiratory fitness; exercise therapy; heart diseases; high-intensity intermittent exercise; ecological dynamics; training tasks; technical–tactical training; game principles; swimming; isometric strength; muscle balance; shoulder rotators; artistic swimming; prognosis; success; morphofunctional; indicators; indices; functional tests; team sports; muscle power; complex performance diagnostic; training intervention; motor learning; differential learning; volleyball; overhand service; overhand pass; underhand pass; multiple techniques; skill acquisition; non-linear pedagogy; constraints led approach; sport pedagogy; practice design; football training; anaerobic capacity; blood flow occlusion; fatigue resistance; high-intensity interval training; jumping; sprinting; change-of-direction; fluctuations; bilateral asymmetry; differential learning; OPTIMAL theory; external focus; motor learning; futsal