Recovery-stress balance throughout a season in volleyball university players (2016)

Jeanette Magnolia López Walle

Subido el 01 de mar a las 17:49 hrs


Maintaining an appropriate balance between athletes’ physical and psychosocial demands of stress by using their ability and recovery resources is a major objective in sports training planning; therefore, monitoring recovery-stress balance is essential in order to achieve objectives established by athletes and coaches. The aim of the present study was to analyze recovery-stress balance psychological response university volleyball players during their physical preparation period for the 2015 Mexican National University Olympics. 12 volleyball players = 20.75 ±1.94; years of experience = 9.5 ±3.76) with national and international experience were evaluated. The Spanish version of RESTQ- applied in three different moments. Mean scores and comparisons analyses of RESTQ-Sport dimensions and scales were calculated using Friedman and post-hoc Wilcoxon tests. Results showed significant differences in «general stress» scale between second and initial test (p < Outcomes for «Levels of general stress» dimension indicated an increase in the second test compared to the initial test. Furthermore, a sport recovery levels from initial to second test was evidenced. Based on our results, we suggest that monitoring recovery-stress balance in this group of volleyball players is key to prevent a negative balance and to identify early symptoms of overtraining syndrome.

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Mejorar la atracción y gestión de recursos para el desarrollo del deporte de alto rendimiento y deporte adaptado