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The objective was to examine the differences in anxiety ratings of elite and sub-elite athletes when the relationship between intensity and direction scores of anxiety ratings is considered in analyses. Participants were 31 junior elite (Mean age: 17.7, SD=1.1) and 53 sub-elite (Mean age: 17.5, SD=1.1) cross country skiers and swimmers who completed the(More)
Subjectively assessed endurance time (ET), resumption time (RT) and perceived discomfort, pain or fatigue (PD), and objectively measured maximum force-exerting capacity were investigated for varying loads and durations of a pushing task with two repeated trials. Beyond the main results quantifying how the load scenario affected ET, RT and PD, three(More)
Acknowledgements I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all who have contributed to the accomplishments of this thesis in various ways. First and foremost, my supervisors and co-authors Bo Melin and Ulf Lundberg, for introducing me to the field of stress research, professional guidance, various forms of support, encouragement, constructive(More)
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