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Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2000 Mar;32(3):676-83.

Changes in stress and recovery in elite rowers during preparation for the Olympic Games.

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Institut für Sportwissenschaft, Universität Potsdam, Germany. kellmann@rz.uni-potsdam.de

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose was to investigate changes in stress and recovery during preparation for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

METHODS:

Eleven elite rowers of the German National Rowing Team completed four times the Recovery-Stress-Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport). The eight rowers who competed at the Olympic Games filled out the RESTQ-Sport a fifth time, 2 d before the preliminaries.

RESULTS:

Trend parameters revealed significant alterations of somatic components of stress (Lack of Engery, Somatic Complaints, Fitness/Injury) and recovery factors (Fitness/Being in Shape) over time that mirrored the average length of daily extensive endurance training sessions. Significant changes in the scales Conflicts/Pressure and Social Relaxation reflected interpersonal processes within the team.

CONCLUSIONS:

The importance of balancing training stress and recovery for an optimal performance development is highlighted as well as the potential of the RESTQ-Sport for training monitoring.

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