2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Effect of varied tapering strategies on the Athletes mood state in selected athletics training centers of Ethiopia
Author(s): Ambachew A Jafer, Soumitra Mondal, Dr. Mahmud Abdulkedir and Dr. D Mathivanan
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of varied tapering strategies on the athletes’ mood state which influence the performance of the athletes. Thirty seven young distance runners (mean age: 20 ± 1.97 years; mean training age: 2.43 ± .603 years) were randomly assign into High intensity-low volume (HILV) and high intensity-moderate volume (HIMV) taper groups. Training frequencies were five times per week and conducted for two weeks. Before and after two weeks of the taper intervention, the mood states were recorded using the profiles of mood states (POMS) questionnaires developed by Mac Nair et al, (1971). Total mood disturbances (TMD) had been calculated by adding all the negative mood states (aggression, tension, fatigue, confusion &depression) and subtracting the positive mood state (Vigor) for each participant athletes. The paired t-test and Post test ANCOVA showed that there was a statistical significant change in both within and between the HILV &HIMV taper groups. Though, there was no statistical significant difference in the mood subscales of tension, fatigue and depression between the two HILV &HIMV taper groups. In conclusion, the finding revealed that both the HILV &HIMV tapering strategies have important effects in the improvement of the TMD. Large effects in the reduction of TMD and improvements of the vigor were observed in the HILV taper group than the HIMV taper group.
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Ambachew A Jafer, Soumitra Mondal, Dr. Mahmud Abdulkedir, Dr. D Mathivanan. Effect of varied tapering strategies on the Athletes mood state in selected athletics training centers of Ethiopia. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):1193-1199.