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Vik Pal

Class of 2026

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  • "How can various high intensity training methods increase performance by reducing overuse injuries of high school racing sport athletes such as: Swimmers, Track Runners?" with mentor Chanchal (Sept. 20, 2023)

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How can various high intensity training methods increase performance by reducing overuse injuries of high school racing sport athletes such as: Swimmers, Track Runners?

Started May 4, 2023

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Overuse Injuries range from muscular inflammation, tendonitis, and other injuries caused by the overuse or frequent training within athletic programs, causing detrimental effects to an athlete’s health and possibly their career in the long-term. Many different people use different training methods, ranging from high volume training, hypertrophy, short distance training and more. However, this problem is extremely common from repetitive movements in racing athletes. To figure out what method is most effective for performance and reduced overuse injuries, we will review multiple articles and studies that show correlation between various training methods and overuse injuries, and short-burst performances in competition. We are looking to find results and correlations/studies that indicate which certain method of high-intensity training works best for reducing overuse injuries, and in the long term, increasing performance. Specifically focusing on racing sports, like swimming and track, we will look for data that represents the physical effects after different types of training. The data that we collect is supposed to represent differences in certain methods of high-intensity training, and how each separate variation affects the likelihood of getting an overuse injury, eventually concluding which is most beneficial to reducing overuse injuries. These results should be able to determine what method is the most favorable in terms of long term performance in racing sport athletes. The data that we will be collecting should show results inferring how athletes respond physically from different types of training methods. These athletes will display the results of their specific variation of training. After these results, we will make conclusions that are dependent on the outcomes, showing which training method is most beneficial for athletes in terms of reduced overuse injuries and how it can affect long-term performance.