Active-at-Practice Program as a Method to Combat Detraining

by Jocelyn Kock
Athletic Training
Faculty advisor: Danelle Smith

It has been shown through a variety of research studies that an interruption in training due to injury may cause a decrease in athletic performance. Not only is this decrease in athletic performance found at the injured site but also throughout the entire body. Research has shown the main effects of detraining contribute to muscle atrophy, decreases in maximal oxygen uptake, and decreases in muscular strength.  The Active-at-Practice program was designed with the intention of minimizing deficiencies in the body due to detraining. A primary goal of this research was to assess the Active-at-Practice program and its ability to reduce the negative effects of detraining through adaptations in frequency, duration and intensity of exercise.