Summary: Professional sports environments involve training programs to maximise physical performance of athletes. This requires conditioning staff prescribing and monitoring training loads as well as medical monitoring to ensure athletes remain healthy. Point-of-care testing (POCT) facilitates rapid decision making and manipulation of training programs, as well as providing important feedback about recovery status and wellbeing. Several biomarkers have been established as reliable indicators of exercise-induced physiological changes in sports science. However, there is still a lack of clarity about the best indicators to measure when monitoring the various phases of training programs. This is a rapidly growing area of scientific research and is a promising area for further developments.
|Title of host publication||A Practical Guide to global Point-of-care testing.|
|Place of Publication||Clayton South Victoria|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781486305193, 9781486305209|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|