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Workload Management Strategies to Optimize Performance in Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Basketball

The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning is the world's first in S&C and Sport Science to be 'Diamond' Open Access. We have recently published a new article by Jacob Hurwitz, Darby Rich, Connor Agnew, and John Harry, titled "Workload Management Strategies to Optimize Athlete Performance in Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Basketball"


Monitoring workload provides information about the physical demands in which athletes are competing in the sport of basketball. Sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers need to utilize this information to periodize and make decisions on practices and training program to optimize performance and prevent injuries. External workload was determined as impact workload asymmetry: low-intensity, medium-intensity, and high-intensity and overall inertial movement analysis. The internal workload was determined by a modified rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale to mimic the three different intensity levels of the internal workload. The following narrative review presents knowledge on monitoring internal and external workload utilizing 95% confidence intervals during training sessions (practices), competition (games), and testing sessions (return to play protocols) while employing the use of inertial measurement units (IMUs) in basketball athletes.

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