Autoregulation in resistance training: addressing the inconsistencies.
Greig, Leon; Stephens Hemingway, Ben Hayden; Aspe, Rodrigo R.; Cooper, Kay; Comfort, Paul; Swinton, Paul A.
Ben Hayden Stephens Hemingway
Rodrigo R. Aspe
Professor Kay Cooper email@example.com
Doctor Paul Swinton firstname.lastname@example.org
Autoregulation is a process that is used to manipulate training based primarily on the measurement of an individual's performance or their perceived capability to perform. Despite being established as a training framework since the 1940s, there has been limited systematic research investigating its broad utility. Instead, researchers have focused on disparate practices that can be considered specific examples of the broader autoregulation training framework. A primary limitation of previous research includes inconsistent use of key terminology (e.g. adaptation, readiness, fatigue and response) and associated ambiguity of how to implement different autoregulation strategies. Crucially, this ambiguity in terminology and failure to provide a holistic overview of autoregulation limits the synthesis of existing research findings and their dissemination to practitioners working in both performance and health contexts. Therefore, the purpose of the current review was three-fold: Firstly, we provide a broad overview of various autoregulation strategies and their development in both research and practice whilst highlighting the inconsistencies in definitions and terminology that currently exist. Secondly, we present an overarching conceptual framework that can be used to generate operational definitions and contextualise autoregulation within broader training theory. Finally, we show how previous definitions of autoregulation fit within the proposed framework and provide specific examples of how common practices may be viewed, highlighting their individual subtleties.
GREIG, L., STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B.H., ASPE, R.R., COOPER, K., COMFORT, P. and SWINTON, P.A. 2020. Autoregulation in resistance training: addressing the inconsistencies. Sports medicine [online], 50(11), pages 1873-1887. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01330-8
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 21, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 19, 2020|
|Publication Date||Nov 30, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Jul 23, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Aug 19, 2020|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Autoregulation; Physical training; Resistance training; Performance training|
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