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Profile of demands within sports
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences. (Nstionellt Vintersportcentrum/Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3814-6246
2008 (English)In: In the Proceedings for the 2nd European Conference of Sports Rehabilitation, Stockholm: Sopiahemmet/Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center-Karlinska Institutet , 2008, p. 3-Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

All sports in the Swedish Olympic system develop a profile of demands for their specific sport. This work has the objective to improve performance and to prevent injuries the emphasis is on increasing understanding of the physiological and biomechanical demands. This is achieved through a wide range of physical tests, as well as more specific studies in the lab and in the field. Two of the main training principles for improving an athlete's capacity are load and continuity. High performance training with an extraordinarily complex combination of training qualities, such as strength, endurance and technique, places high demands on athletes and on the coaches’ knowledge of how to optimize load and recovery and how to place different training elements properly in the different training blocks. The complexity of today’s elite sport is further challenged by a more compact racing schedule, including frequent travel and switches between different types of races/disciplines.

The recent development of more advanced methodology has significantly contributed to better analysis of specific aspects of interest through the use of an integrative physiological and biomechanical approach. Increased knowledge is an important basis for the vital education of athletes and trainers, a never-ending process in keeping up with the continuous developments in elite sport. Of note is the positive effect of closer cooperation between sports science, sports medicine and sports engineering, which not only provides new perspectives on different techniques in sports, but also helps to develop sporting equipment using new innovative material, for instance.

Overall, a better understanding of the demand profiles in sports helps to guide high-performance athletes and coaches to improve the design, monitoring and development of their training, with the aim of achieving better results in competition.

 

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Stockholm: Sopiahemmet/Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center-Karlinska Institutet , 2008. p. 3-
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8139DiVA, id: diva2:133333
Available from: 2009-01-08 Created: 2009-01-08 Last updated: 2009-01-11Bibliographically approved

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