Sport, Recovery and Performance is a unique multi-disciplinary collection which examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport. Including contributions from medicine, neuroscience, psychology and sport science, the book expertly explores the implications for applied and strategic interventions to both retain and stabilize performance, and promote health and well-being.

Including chapters written by its leading experts, the book represents an important milestone in this evolving field of study. It covers issues around measuring recovery, the impact of overtraining on sleep and mental health, and addresses topics such as the impact of travel on performance. The book informs not only how managing recovery can improve performance, but also offers insights in how recovery can sustain athletes’ physical and mental health.

Citing research from a range of individual and team sports, as well as extreme situations and the workplace, this is an important book that will be widely read across the sport sciences.

part I|48 pages

Conceptualizing the problem

part II|99 pages

Psychophysiological determinants of underrecovery

chapter 7|21 pages

Managing the training load of overreached athletes

Insights from the detraining and tapering literature

chapter 10|16 pages

Quantification of training and competition loads in endurance sports

A key to recovery-stress balance and performance

part III|49 pages

The impact of sleep on recovery

chapter 13|15 pages

Domestic and International Travel

Implications for performance and recovery in team-sport athletes

part IV|67 pages

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