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Recovery and Performance in Sport: Consensus Statement

Kellmann, M., Bertollo, M., Bosquet, L., Brink, M., Coutts, A. J., Duffield, R., Erlacher, D., Halson, S. L., Hecksteden, A., Heidari, J., Kallus, K. W., Meeusen, R., Mujika, I., Robazza, C., Skorski, S., Venter, R. & Beckmann, J., Feb-2018, In : International journal of sports physiology and performance. 13, 2, p. 240-245 6 p.

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  • Michael Kellmann
  • Maurizio Bertollo
  • Laurent Bosquet
  • Michel Brink
  • Aaron J. Coutts
  • Rob Duffield
  • Daniel Erlacher
  • Shona L. Halson
  • Anne Hecksteden
  • Jahan Heidari
  • K. Wolfgang Kallus
  • Romain Meeusen
  • Inigo Mujika
  • Claudio Robazza
  • Sabrina Skorski
  • Ranel Venter
  • Jurgen Beckmann

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-245
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of sports physiology and performance
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2018

    Keywords

  • load, monitoring, enhancement, physiology, psychology, fatigue, COLD-WATER IMMERSION, HEART-RATE-VARIABILITY, TRAINING LOAD, STRESS, FATIGUE, PLAYERS, SOCCER, MUSCLE, PREVENTION, EXERCISE

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