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Health and performance in men’s athletes: a multidisciplinary approach to monitoring, assessment, and training

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021

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    Filipe Manuel ClementeE-MailWebsite

    PhD, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, School of Sport and Leisure, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

    Interests: sports performance; training monitoring; performance assessment; injury risk and illness; sports training

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,


Monitoring and assessment are two fundamental processes that help coaches to better design training interventions in athletes. Monitoring helps to understand the impact of training stimulus in the athlete’s responses during the training (load monitoring), and also the impact of competition and training sessions on athlete’s readiness and relationship with fatigue.

Besides the factors related to training and performance, the monitoring process also helps to identify the wellness of athletes (e.g., fatigue, stress, sleep quality, mood) and the weekly variations, namely helping to earlier identify exposure to non-functional responses to the training stimulus. Thus, the monitoring process continuously extracts information about the status of the athlete. The period assessment is a second process that also provides useful guides to the coaches, namely identifying the status of an athlete looking for dimensions related to body composition, posture, balance, and athletic performance. This helps to track the development of players across time and in response to a given training intervention or exposure. Such fact helps to regulate and adjust the stimulus. Monitoring and assessment together contribute to training individualization, while helping to earlier identify warming factors related to exposure to injury risk or illness, thus improving the chances of getting better performance and more resilient athletes.

Therefore, this a growing topic of research in sports sciences. However, more multidisciplinary approaches are necessary namely integrating nutrition, physiotherapy, sports medicine, or phycology to get a better understanding of the factors affecting the performance of the athlete. For that reason, the aim of this special issue is to open a field for publications covering (not exclusively) the topics of (i) monitoring loads, wellness and readiness in men athletes and relationships with performance; (ii) approaches to injury risk and illness monitoring in athletes; (iii) interactions between sports training, nutrition, psychology and clinical practices in athletes.

Dr. Filipe Manuel Clemente

Guest Editor


training load monitoring; wellness; well-being; injury; illness; sports training; nutrition; psychology; sports medicine

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