Monitoring post-match fatigue with vertical jump and CK

It seems that coaches are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of monitoring and managing fatigue in athletes. This is because fatigued athletes are at greater risk of being injured in addition to performing sub-optimally. Various techniques for assessing fatigue have been developed. Performance tests like drop jumps, counter movement jumps and sub-maximal bar velocity …

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A Simple Heart Rate Test to Assess Recovery Status

Monitoring resting heart rate to assess fatigue levels and physiological adaptation to training is not a new concept. When taken first thing in the morning after waking, heart rate values can be compared to baseline. Increases in resting heart rate from baseline generally reflect an increase in fatigue or physical stress, indicating that the athlete …

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