1st Edition

Recovery and Well-being in Sport and Exercise

Edited By Michael Kellmann, Jürgen Beckmann Copyright 2022
    236 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Bringing together the world’s leading experts, this multi-disciplinary collection examines both the psychological and physiological dimensions to recovery from sport.

    Featuring chapters on overtraining, sleep, the relationship to injury, as well as the role of stress, this volume illustrates how performance, both as an individual and as a team, can be better managed through understanding the recovery process. It also covers the impact of travel on performance, as well as guidance on measurement and training. Based upon the contemporary models of recovery and performance in different scientific disciplines such as medicine, psychology, and sport science, expert contributors also explore implications for applied and strategic interventions to retain and stabilize performance ability.

    With a large overlap from Sports, Recovery, and Performance, published in 2017, this book has seen substantial modifications with new and revised chapters. This is a must-have resource for students and scholars across the sports sciences as well as any coach interested in the latest research.

    Part I: Conceptualizing the problem

    1: The value of recovery-stress monitoring for athletes’ well-being

    Jahan Heidari, Sarah Jakowski, & Michael Kellmann

    2: Developing athlete monitoring systems: Theoretical basis and practical applications

    Coutts, A. J., Crowcroft, S., & Kempton, T.

    3: Perceptions and practises of recovery modalities in athletes

    Venter, R., Diacon, N., & De Wet, J.

    Part II: Psychophysiological determinants of underrecovery

    4: Overtraining – what do we know?

    Meeusen, R., & De Pauw, K.

    5: Managing the training load of overreached athletes: Insights from the detraining, reduced training and tapering literature

    Bosquet, L., Berryman, N., & Mujika, I.

    6: Recovery-stress balance and injury risk in team sports

    Brink, M., & Lemmink, K.

    7: Stress, underrecovery, and health problems in athletes

    Nixdorf, R., Nixdorf, I., & Beckmann, J.

    8: Quantification of training and competition loads in endurance sports: A key to recovery-stress balance and performance

    Sharma, A. P., & Mujika, I.

    Part III: The impact of sleep on recovery

    9: The role of sleep in the performance of elite athletes

    Caia, J., Kelly, V. G., Driller, M & Halson, S. L.

    10: The role of nocturnal dreams in performance and recovery of athletes

    Erlacher, D., Schmid, D. & Ehrlenspiel, F.

    11: Domestic and international travel: Implications for performance and recovery in team-sport athletes

    Duffield, R., & Fowler, P. M.

    Part IV: New approaches to recovery

    12: Mental fatigue and the concept of mental recovery in sport

    Loch, F., Jakowski, S., Hof zum Berge, A., & Kellmann, M.

    13: The psychology of rest in sports performers

    Eccles, D. W.

    14: Recovery and well-being in sport and exercise: A concluding summary

    Kellmann, M., & Beckmann, J.


    Michael Kellmann is Professor of Sport Psychology at the Faculty of Sport Science at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    Jürgen Beckmann is Professor of Sport Psychology, Emeritus of Excellence at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland (Australia) and Adjunct Professor at the Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Sceinces of the University of Limerick, Ireland.

    ‘Fifteen years after the publication of Enhancing Recovery it is time for another resource that brings together cutting-edge research on the importance of recovery for athletic performance and health. Michael Kellmann and Jürgen Beckmann have gathered the world’s leading scholars from both psychology and physiology in a joint perspective on recovery research and its practical application. This book’s interdisciplinarity is unique and an advancement that many other research areas could profit from. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn from the best on how to improve the performance and health of athletes by enhancing their recovery.’

    Dr. Anne-Marie Elbe, Past President of FEPSAC (European Federation of Sport Psychology)