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Editorial: Managing physiological and biomechanical load-adaptation pathways in high performance sport: Challenges and opportunities

Goods, P.S.R., Billaut, F., Brocherie, F. and Louis, J. (2022) Editorial: Managing physiological and biomechanical load-adaptation pathways in high performance sport: Challenges and opportunities. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4 . Art. 1041998.

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Abstract

High performance sport is continuing to push the barriers of elite athletes' physiological and biomechanical adaptation in an effort to gain an edge in highly competitive sporting environments, where the winning margins can be extremely thin. Methods for individualizing and optimizing the load-adaptation relationship to different training interventions have long been sought (1, 2), and continue to this day (3, 4). But while physiological adaptations to training have been well-studied, differentiating between physiological and biomechanical load-adaptation pathways is vital for understanding how best to optimize individualized training programs (5). Also of significant interest is the use of ergogenic aids such as dietary supplements (6), environmental manipulation (7), or sophisticated footwear designs (8) on physiological and biomechanical training adaptations, respectively. In addition to understanding load-adaptation pathways, and of equal importance, is determining rigorous methodology for assessing training load, so that the load-adaptation relationship can be better quantified (9, 10). However, despite the growing interest in training and ergogenic intervention research, there remains much to be learnt about assessing and managing the load-adaptation pathway within elite athlete populations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Healthy Ageing
Murdoch Applied Sports Science Laboratory
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Copyright: © 2022 Goods et al.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/66365
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