Load Management – Train Smarter and Harder with Tim Gabbett


Dr. Tim Gabbett – Dr Tim Gabbett is a sports scientist and athlete performance specialist from Australia. He has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, was named Top 25 most impactful sport scientists of all time and worked with  NBA, NBL, NFL ir UEFA Champions league teams as well as  athletes of individual sports over multiple Olympic Games cycles.

Upcoming events:
-Load Management – Train Smarter and Harder : May 20-21st, 2023

The Training-Performance Puzzle
May 18-19, 2024
Dr. Tim Gabbett
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Dr. Tim Gabbett Load Management Workshop has been delivered in 6 continents and 24 countries worldwide, combines the very latest scientific information on training with practical ideas that can be used immediately in the clinical setting, with athletes, or sporting teams.

However, this is adapted and exclusive “Train smarter and harder” course, which will not only include load management for athletes, but also in rehabilitation and pain patients. This two-day, 14-hour workshop bridges the gap between theory and practice. Participants will gain hands-on experience monitoring training loads, designing session and weekly training plans, and providing training programs to meet the individual needs of athletes and patients. The workshop is presented in a small group setting, promoting interaction and discussion amongst physical therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical education providers, and sport coaches, while allowing ample time for Q&A. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or simply want to gain some practical ideas to implement in your clinic, this workshop will help you to “build a training program from the ground up”!

Course aims, goals and knowledge:

  • Physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, medical practitioners, and athletic trainers are heavily involved in the early-stage rehabilitation of injured athletes and returning these athletes to peak performance. Effective load management is critical in achieving these aims;
  • This workshop will provide the latest scientific evidence on training load monitoring and safely progressing (and regressing) training loads to build robust and resilient athletes as well as help patients and athletes to get rid of and cope with the pain;
  • Participants will have an enhanced understanding of athlete monitoring and optimal loading for performers on the “athletic spectrum” (e.g. athletes in pain, injured athletes in rehabilitation, and athletes in peak fitness) as well as general population. Participants will also obtain an advanced understanding of the factors that contribute to load tolerance in athletes.

This course is designed for:
-FM&R and sports medicine doctors;
-S&C coaches and athletic trainers.

Course program:

8:45-9:00 Participant registration
9:00-10:00 Coaching Roundtable – What is “Load Management” Really About?
This session will provide practitioners the opportunity to discuss the concepts around load management, and what it means for their practice. (Group Interaction)
10:00-11:30 Towards a Best Practice Approach to Load Monitoring
In this session the most recent work on training monitoring (and current controversies) will be discussed. (Lecture)
11:30-13:00 Monitoring with Minimal Resources
In this session, Tim will demonstrate how coaches can monitor their athletes’ training – even when they have minimal resources at their disposal. (Group Interaction)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Reaching the goals of training and rehabilitation
In this session, participants will explore the clinical reasoning skills required to develop effective return-to-activity plans. Participants will explore local-tissue and sport-specific loading and how these interact in healthy and injured athletes. (Lecture; Practical)
16:00-17:00 Training Smarter and Harder
This session will highlight the latest evidence demonstrating that training harder is actually training smarter! (Lecture)
17:00-17:30 Open Forum and Discussion

8:00-9:30 Relationship Among Training Load, Pain and Functional Outcomes
This session will use a combination of the latest research and experiential learning to explore methods to improve functional outcomes in patients experiencing pain. (Lecture and Group Discussion)
9:30-11:00 Individualizing the Training Process
This session will discuss the process behind developing individualized training programs within a team environment. (Group Interaction)
11:00-12:30 Return to Competition
This session will explore the timing, content and loading when returning to competition following injury and off-season break. (Practical Group Interaction)
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 The Role of the Brain in Pain and Fatigue
This session explores the biopsychosocial model of health and factors that may contribute to the sensations of pain and fatigue. (Lecture)
14:30-16:00 Building Robust and Resilient Athletes
In this session the most recent work on training monitoring will be discussed. Appropriately staged training (rather than simply monitoring) and its role in managing injury and pain will be explored. (Lecture)
16:00-16:30 Open Forum and Discussion

Course price:
Early bird registration price – until 28th of Feb, 2023 – 449 Eur.!
Regular price – 539 Eur.


Dr. Tim Gabbett
Dr Tim Gabbett is a sports scientist and athlete performance  specialist from Australia, who has over 25 years experience working as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a wide range of sports. Dr Tim Gabbett holds a PhD in Human Physiology and has completed a second PhD in Applied Sport Science, with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition.

Tim has worked with high performance teams across America, Europe, the UK and Asia, including NBA, NFL, NBL, UEFA Champions league clubs,  elite international athletes of individual sports over several Olympic Games cycles. His experience spans not only sports,  military units and artistic organizations as well.

As a scientist, Tim has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 400 national and international conferences. In a recent study of 8 million scientists published in PLoS Biology, Tim was named in the Top 25 most impactful sport scientists of all time.

From progressively overloading rehabilitation and training programs, ensuring athletes’ skills are maintained under pressure and fatigue, and preparing athletes for the most demanding passages of play, Tim’s research and training programs are practical, coach-friendly, and applicable to anyone with a desire to be the best. Tim’s common-sense approach to high performance, and his ability to communicate scientific principles simply to coaches and athletes, sets him apart from many other practitioners in the field.

For more information, please contact us at: : +370 618 67325 OR [email protected]


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