What is Unexplained Underperformance Syndrome in Endurance Athletes?

Discover the world of sports management through the AISTS Sports Medicine podcast, featuring interviews with leading experts, professionals and academics.

In this month's AISTS Sports Medicine podcast Joana Cal and Michael Broadley discuss Unexplained Underperformance Syndrome (UPS) in endurance athletes.  Namely, what is it and why does it occur? To do this, they kick off with a short role-play to highlight symptoms of UPS before delivering more in-depth details on both the physiological manifestations and psychological aspects. From there, you can learn of how UPS differs from other forms of fatigue associated with endurance sport and how best to manage/heal from UPS.

You can now listen and download all the AISTS Sports Medicine podcast on the Apple ITunes store or directly from your Apple Podcast app.  Just search for AISTS and get up to date with lots of different sports medicine topics, delivered by our MAS participants. 

The AISTS Sports Medicine podcast series was created by AISTS Head of Sports Medicine, Dr Boris Gojanovic (@DrSportSante) and are entirely scripted, recorded and produced by participants of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme.

To learn more about the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology, visit www.aists.org/MASinSportAdministration

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship programme is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.


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