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Maximizing performance and the prevention of injuries in competitive athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12831712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Training athletes to achieve their personal best is an arduous task. The art of coaching athletes toward world-class performances is a blend of science and psychologic motivation. Competitive athletes train 20 to 40 hours per week and push the physiologic limits of the human body. In the past, applying training loads was a best-guess estimate made by the coach and/or athlete. Every athlete is different, and his or her day-to-day exercise and nonexercise stressors vary greatly. Psychophysiologic disturbances precipitated by overtraining can lead to exponential changes in an athlete's ability to tolerate training loads. Musculoskeletal injuries, neuroendocrine irregularities, immune system suppression, and psychologic problems plague athletes and coaches as they attempt to set world records. This paper provides a framework for physicians, athletes, and coaches to better understand the complexities of training, with hopes of preventing overuse problems.
Warren A Scott
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1537-890X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-30     Completed Date:  2003-09-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Monterey Bay Sport Medicine, 5151 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
Body Weight / physiology
Heart Rate / physiology
Models, Theoretical
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Sleep / physiology
Sports / physiology*,  psychology
Task Performance and Analysis

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