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Monitoring the swimmer’s training load: a narrative review of monitoring strategies applied in research

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dc.contributor.author Feijen, Stef
dc.contributor.author Tate, Angela
dc.contributor.author Kuppens, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Barry, Lorna A.
dc.contributor.author Struy, Filip
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-17T10:17:59Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9226
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The high incidence of injury during swim training and the increasing demands of the sports make monitoring of the swimmer's training load a key concept requiring further investigation. Research has previously introduced numerous methods for the purposes of monitoring the swimmer's training load, but a narrative review discussing the strengths and limitations of each method is lacking. Consequently, this narrative review aims to summarize the monitoring strategies that have been applied in research on competitive swimmers. This knowledge can assist professionals in the field in choosing which method is appropriate in their particular setting. The results from this study showed that external training load was predominantly obtained through real‐life observation of the swimmers’ training volume. However, research has investigated a number of internal load monitoring tools, including blood lactate, training heart rate, and perceived effort of training. To date, blood lactate markers are still considered most accurate and especially recommended at higher levels of competitive swimming or for those at greater risk of injury. Further, mood state profiling has been suggested as an early indicator of overtraining and may be applied at the lower competitive levels of swimming. Professionals in the field should consider the individual, the aim of the current training phase, and additional logistical issues when determining the appropriate monitoring strategy in their setting. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports; 30 (11), pp. 2037-2043
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13798
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed author version of the following article:Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 2020 , which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13798 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms en_US
dc.subject swimming en_US
dc.subject review en_US
dc.subject load monitoring en_US
dc.title Monitoring the swimmer’s training load: a narrative review of monitoring strategies applied in research en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/sms.13798
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-08-07
dc.embargo.terms 2021-08-07 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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