Training-monitoring engagement: an evidence-based approach in elite sport
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Methods: Nine national-team sprint athletes participated in semistructured interviews on their perceptions of their TMS. Interview data were analyzed qualitatively, based on grounded theory, and TMS adherence information was collected.
Results: Thematic analysis showed that athletes reported their main reason for poor buy-in to TMS was a lack of feedback on their monitoring data from key staff. Furthermore, training modifications made in response to meaningful changes in monitoring data were sometimes perceived to be disproportionate, resulting in dishonest reporting practices.
Conclusions: Perceptions of opaque or unfair decision making on training-program modifications and insufficient feedback were the primary causes for poor athlete TMS adherence. Supporting TMS implementation with a behavioral-change model that targets problem areas could improve buy-in and enable limited resources to be appropriately directed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Neupert AAM
Rights statement: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2019, 14 (1): 99-104, https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2018-0098. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
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