Recovery and performance in sport: consensus statement

Kellmann, Michael, Bertollo, Maurizio, Bosquet, Laurent, Brink, Michel, Coutts, Aaron J., Duffield, Rob, Erlacher, Daniel, Halson, Shona L., Hecksteden, Anne, Heidari, Jahan, Kallus, K. Wolfgang, Meeusen, Romain, Mujika, Inigo, Robazza, Claudio, Skorski, Sabrina, Venter, Ranel, and Beckmann, Jürgen (2018) Recovery and performance in sport: consensus statement. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13 (2). pp. 240-245.

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The relationship between recovery and fatigue and its impact on performance has attracted the interest of sport science for many years. An adequate balance between stress (training and competition load, other life demands) and recovery is essential for athletes to achieve continuous high-level performance. Research has focused on the examination of physiological and psychological recovery strategies to compensate external and internal training and competition loads. A systematic monitoring of recovery and the subsequent implementation of recovery routines aims at maximizing performance and preventing negative developments such as underrecovery, nonfunctional overreaching, the overtraining syndrome, injuries, or illnesses. Due to the inter- and intraindividual variability of responses to training, competition, and recovery strategies, a diverse set of expertise is required to address the multifaceted phenomena of recovery, performance, and their interactions to transfer knowledge from sport science to sport practice. For this purpose, a symposium on Recovery and Performance was organized at the Technical University Munich Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach (Germany) in September 2016. Various international experts from many disciplines and research areas gathered to discuss and share their knowledge of recovery for performance enhancement in a variety of settings. The results of this meeting are outlined in this consensus statement that provides central definitions, theoretical frameworks, and practical implications as a synopsis of the current knowledge of recovery and performance. While our understanding of the complex relationship between recovery and performance has significantly increased through research, some important issues for future investigations are also elaborated.

Item ID: 53574
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1555-0273
Keywords: load, monitoring, enhancement, physiology, psychology, fatigue
Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 08:23
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420702 Exercise physiology @ 100%
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