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Shuge Zhang, Stuart Beattie, Amanda Pitkethly and Chelsey Dempsey

High-quality training environments are essential for athletic peak performance. However, recent research highlighted that athletes’ personality characteristics could undermine effective training. The current set of studies aimed to examine whether specific transformational leadership characteristics displayed by the coach would moderate the potential negative impacts of 2 personality traits (i.e., extraversion and neuroticism) on training behaviors. In Study 1, 99 university athletes completed questionnaires assessing personality, transformational leadership, and training behaviors. In Study 2, 84 high-level athletes completed the same personality and transformational leadership questionnaires, but the head coaches assessed their training behaviors. Both studies showed that coaches’ high performance expectations moderated the extraversion–distractibility relationship. Furthermore, both studies demonstrated that the relationship between neuroticism and coping with adversity was moderated by coaches’ inspirational motivation. The findings indicate that extraversion and neuroticism can negatively relate to training behaviors, but such effects can be moderated by certain transformational leadership behaviors.

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Megan M. Buning

high-quality training are addressed, including perspective, training versus competition, consistency, experimentation, and quality. The flow continues with discussion on basic “mental muscles” needed for optimal output (motivation, confidence, intensity, focus, and mind-set) and how to cultivate each

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Philo U. Saunders, Laura A. Garvican-Lewis, Robert F. Chapman and Julien D. Périard

of the athletes. For example, in the early build-up period, where athletes are trying to increase the volume of training and high-quality training is not as critical, a longer period of altitude training can be undertaken where the focus is on accumulating a high volume of training utilizing the

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Scott R. Brown, Matt Brughelli and Seth Lenetsky

, both levels of stability difficulty, and all stability indices compared with the backs—certainly deserving further investigations. These findings highlight a need for (a) the inclusion of individual single-leg balance assessments and (b) the addition of a high-quality training intervention to determine

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Douglas J. Casa, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Stuart D. Galloway and Susan M. Shirreffs

during training for many middle and long distance runners may be a common scenario. Deliberate rehydration strategies (see “Basic Rehydration Science” section) may become necessary when a significant portion of the training has yet to take place, particularly when the desire is to complete a high-quality

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Alannah K. A. McKay, Ida A. Heikura, Louise M. Burke, Peter Peeling, David B. Pyne, Rachel P.L. van Swelm, Coby M. Laarakkers and Gregory R. Cox

protocol supports high-quality training for the first session, augmented by an enhanced period of cellular signaling related to the delayed restoration of muscle glycogen. The following morning’s submaximal exercise session is performed under the conditions of low muscle and liver glycogen, promoting a

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Louise M. Burke, John A. Hawley, Asker Jeukendrup, James P. Morton, Trent Stellingwerff and Ronald J. Maughan

. • Consistent high-quality training is underpinned by optimal CHO fuel. • Adequate CHO intake is also important for the optimal function of the central nervous system, immune system, and other body systems (e.g., bone metabolism for injury resilience). • Daily CHO intake should be tailored to the individual

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Iñigo Mujika, Shona Halson, Louise M. Burke, Gloria Balagué and Damian Farrow

training adaptation and goals of general preparation • May involve withholding recovery to maximize adaptation • Specific recovery support after key sessions, particularly those requiring high levels of skill and/or high-quality training sessions • Recovery may also be utilized to reduce fatigue and

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Joseph J. Matthews, Edward N. Stanhope, Mark S. Godwin, Matthew E.J. Holmes and Guilherme G. Artioli

of RWL have greater success over time. Conversely, the association may be incidental and reflective of a longer training history, more competitive experience, and exposure to high-quality training environments, which all improve performance concurrent to exposure to RWL practices ( Reale et al., 2018

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Louise M. Burke, Linda M. Castell, Douglas J. Casa, Graeme L. Close, Ricardo J. S. Costa, Ben Desbrow, Shona L. Halson, Dana M. Lis, Anna K. Melin, Peter Peeling, Philo U. Saunders, Gary J. Slater, Jennifer Sygo, Oliver C. Witard, Stéphane Bermon and Trent Stellingwerff

achieve hydration and fuel strategies around longer/high-quality training sessions and longer races Electrolyte supplements • Can be used to achieve (re)hydration goals by replacing electrolytes lost in sweat Sports gels/confectionery • Can be used to achieve fueling strategies during longer training