HDR Final Thesis Seminar: Aaron Turner - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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HDR Final Thesis Seminar: Aaron Turner

We would like to invite you to attend the HDR Final Thesis Seminar of Aaron Turner, a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences. If you are external to USC and wish to participate via Zoom, please contact ASURE@usc.edu.au.

Thesis Title:

Athlete monitoring: a holistic approach to data collection and analysis.


Under-recovery, non-functional overreaching, and overtraining syndrome can manifest in athletes when there is a mismatch between periods of recovery and loading. While the respective signs and symptoms of these manifestations differ in duration and intensity, their hallmarks include excessive muscle soreness, exhaustion, increased susceptibility to illness and injury, mental health impairments, endocrine disturbances, and performance decrements. Therefore, holistic athlete monitoring procedures, which include measures of athlete wellness, performance, and training load, are championed as a first line of defence against the manifestation of under-recovery, non-functional overreaching, and overtraining syndrome. The present project provides novel insight into the effect of both acute and chronic training loads, and associated indices, on both the wellness (Short Recovery and Stress Scale) and performance (countermovement jump power) response in national-level road cyclists.