Title

Is part of the mystery surrounding fatigue complicated by context?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science, Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

5126

Comments

Originally published as: Abbiss, C. R., & Laursen, P. B. (2007). Is part of the mystery surrounding fatigue complicated by context?. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 10(5), 277-279. Original article available here

Abstract

Historically, research into possible causes of exercise-induced fatigue has been found to span numerous scientific disciplines, including medicine, psychology, physiology, neurophysiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, and physics. In order to better understand the mechanisms responsible for fatigue, these disciplines have viewed various aspects of fatigue, including the involvement of physiological, physical, biomechanical, and/or psychological factors. This has resulted in a diverse array of interpretations of the term ‘fatigue’ among the scientific disciplines. For instance, the word ‘fatigue’ has been used to define a sensation of tiredness, a physical reduction in force, or the failure of a specific physiological system to maintain homeostatic integrity. As sports scientists begin to take on a holistic approach to understanding fatigue, it seems necessary that the ‘context’ should be highlighted when using the term and questioning the mystery behind it.

DOI

10.1016/j.jsams.2006.07.015

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/j.jsams.2006.07.015