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Matt Greig, Hannah Emmerson and John McCreadie

analysis, and the widespread use of this technology in elite sport have typically been associated with performance metrics. 14 – 16 However, the opportunity to collect multiplanar acceleration data at a relatively high frequency, but with far greater ecological validity than laboratory-based paradigms

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Sergio Lara-Bercial, A.J. Rankin-Wright, Jason Tee, Fieke Rongen, Tom Mitchell, Mike Ashford, David Piggott and Kevin Till

relationships (CASR) have been framed predominantly by a sexual abuse discourse. Informed by Foucault’s discourse analysis, this study was designed to explore how discourses regarding performance enhancement in elite-sport and coaching, and romantic love, frame female elite-athletes’ experiences with CASR. Four

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

research. Finally, future research should explore prevention and clinical treatment of burnout. The culture of elite sport in particular has been described as one in which vulnerability and support-seeking are often perceived as weaknesses, often leading to coaches masking stress and burnout ( Olusoga

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Benjamin G. Serpell, Joshua Strahorn, Carmen Colomer, Andrew McKune, Christian Cook and Kate Pumpa

Coaches and sports scientists in elite sport often want to identify performance-enhancing interventions that offer a competitive advantage and also take into consideration existing workloads. Research shows some physical and psychosocial treatments may create a favorable hormonal profile, which

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Jordan D. Herbison, Luc J. Martin and Mustafa Sarkar

on various environmental demands that an individual may encounter (for a review, see Sarkar & Fletcher, 2014 ). In elite sport, developing expertise requires athletes to dedicate considerable time and effort to training and demonstrate a willingness to engage in competitive, comparison

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Jon Billsberry, Jacqueline Mueller, James Skinner, Steve Swanson, Ben Corbett and Lesley Ferkins

interviewees on leadership matters. For example, Fletcher and Arnold ( 2011 ) interviewed 13 national performance directors of Olympic sports in the United Kingdom to surface best practice in leading and managing elite sport. After meticulous care reporting the comments of their interviewees in their results

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Florence Lebrun, Àine MacNamara, Dave Collins and Sheelagh Rodgers

stakeholders. Given the nature and importance of relationships in elite sport ( Ringland, 2016 ), exploring mental health from the coach’s perspective should provide important insights into the athlete’s experience. As a parallel issue, while interest in (elite) athletes’ mental health and its impact on

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Patrick Ward, Aaron J. Coutts, Ricard Pruna and Alan McCall

individualize the training program as available approaches to make inferences at the individual level are not well described in the literature. A number of statistical approaches have been reported to identify individual differences across periods of time in physical therapy, exercise, and elite sport. 8 – 11

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Volker Scheer, Tanja I. Janssen, Solveig Vieluf and Hans-Christian Heitkamp

trail running is currently not clear. 7 , 8 Other factors we did not investigate but will likely have an impact on performance are psychological and motivational factors. 10 Trail running, a new running discipline with distinct physiological demands, has evolved into an elite sport and to date only

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Carl Foster

very selectively, usually only 10% to 15% of training volume. If not VO 2 max, or lactate threshold or the economy of running, 14 – 16 surely something that scientists could measure must provide the definitive answer that allows them to understand elite sport performance and give us the ability to