Effects of Physical Training on Endocrine and Autonomic Response to Acute Stress

@inproceedings{Salvador2001EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Physical Training on Endocrine and Autonomic Response to Acute Stress},
  author={Alicia Salvador and Jorge Javier Ricarte and Esperanza Gonz{\'a}lez-Bono and Lu{\'i}s Moya-Albiol},
  year={2001}
}
Abstract The effects of physical training on autonomic response to acute stress are controversial. In this study, heart rate (HR) and skin conductance level (SCL) were continuously recorded in response to a mental stressor in a sample of elite athletes before and after a period of training and competition. The free testosterone to cortisol ratio (FTCR) and the Profile of Mood States (POMS) were used as markers of training impact. After the training, the men and women showed a significant FTCR… CONTINUE READING