Everything You Need to Know About Using Wellness Questionnaires in Sport

Athlete self-report measures (ASRM) can be a relatively simple and inexpensive means for determining an athlete’s training load and his or her subsequent responses to that training [20]. In fact, using ASRM, such as wellness questionnaires, is the most common method for monitoring athlete fatigue and recovery in high performance sport in New Zealand and Australia [28]. And for good reason, as we will soon discover.

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Effect of Caffeinated Gum on a Battery of Rugby-specific Tests in Trained University-standard Male Rugby Union Players

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Heart Rate Recovery: An Underutilized Metric for Identifying Fitness and Fatigue in Athletes

Evaluating athlete preparedness for competition demands, and understanding how prescribed training affects fitness and fatigue parameters, is of utmost importance for applied sport professionals. Routinely assessing heart rate recovery can provide pragmatic, cost-effective insights for these evaluations.

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Wake up and smell the coffee: caffeine supplementation and exercise performance – an umbrella review of 21 published meta-analyses

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Comparison of velocity-based and traditional percentage-based loading methods on maximal strength and power adaptations

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Acute Effect of Repeated Sprints on Interlimb Asymmetries During Unilateral Jumping

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Dietary Protein for Training Adaptation and Body Composition Manipulation in Track and Field Athletes

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Consensus statement on return to sport from the First World Congress in Sports Physical Therapy

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Body Composition in Sport: An Evidence-based Review of Common Assessment Methods

What are you made of? Body composition assessment aims to answer this question. There are many different tools that can be used to estimate body composition, each with its own pros and cons. The most common tools used to assess body composition in elite sport are explored in this article.

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How to Use the Last 3 Minutes of Halftime: The Effect of Halftime Re-warmup Duration on Intermittent Sprint Performance

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Body Composition in Sport: Ultrasound

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a multitude of reasons. Although ultrasound (US) is not typically known for its potential to assess body composition, this technique may be a diamond in the rough for body composition assessment in athletes and sport. How it works, its popularity among sport professionals, and common sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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Body Composition in Sport: BOD POD and Underwater Weighing

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a multitude of reasons. Air displacement plethsymography (ADP; BOD POD is the most common device) and underwater weighing (UWW) are two highly regarded methods for body composition assessment. How ADP and UWW work, their popularity among sport professionals, and common sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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Intermittent Dieting: Theoretical Considerations for the Athlete

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Effects of Acute Ingestion of Caffeine on Team Sports Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Evidence Grades for Supplements with Purported Effects on Muscle Mass and Strength

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Body Composition in Sport: BIA

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. BIA, or bioelectrical impedance analysis, is one of many methods that can be used to assess body composition in athletes. How BIA works, its popularity, and common sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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Why Strength Coaches Also Need to be Good Weight Room DJs

Who’s controlling the music in the weight room, and does it matter? If the weight room DJ is subpar, training and performance gains may be left on the table, research suggests.

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Protein Recommendations for Strength and Power Athletes

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Body Composition in Sport: DXA

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. DXA, or dual-energy X-ray absorptometry, is one of many methods that can be used to assess body composition in athletes. How DXA works, its popularity, and sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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How to Evaluate Change-of-Direction Ability: Using the COD Deficit

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