Monitoring neuromuscular fatigue in female basketball players across training and game performance
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
School of Exercise and Health Sciences / Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research
Measures of neuromuscular fatigue through the assessment of countermovement jump (CMJ) performance have become increasingly popular across team sports to investigate the recovery process of athletes following single and repeated bouts of competition. Monitoring this activity-recovery relationship not only provides information regarding the optimal recovery athletes, but can also provide an indication of the session’s volume and intensity to reduce athlete burn out and injury risk as a result of insufficient neuromuscular control. While many investigations exist assessing CMJ performance demonstrating the relationship between neuromuscular performance and fatigue, there has yet to be an investigation into levels of neuromuscular fatigue following training sessions in female basketball athletes, and how this may subsequently affect game performance.