Mood state and salivary cortisol levels following overtraining in female swimmers.

@article{OConnor1989MoodSA,
  title={Mood state and salivary cortisol levels following overtraining in female swimmers.},
  author={Patrick J. O'Connor and W. J. Phipps Morgan and John Raglin and Charles M. Barksdale and Ned H. Kalin},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={303-10}
}
Mood, as measured by the Profile of Mood States questionnaire, and resting salivary cortisol levels were examined in 14 female college swimmers during progressive increases and decreases in training volume, and were compared to the same measures in eight active college women who served as controls. Training volume increased from 2,000 yards/day in September (baseline) to a peak of 12,000 yards/day in January (overtraining), followed by a reduction in training (taper) to 4,500 yards/day by… CONTINUE READING

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