Hard Work Studio
Department of Physical Education
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong, China
This study, the effect of menstruation on performance and selected psychological and physiological markers were examined in 20 female national-level endurance athletes selected from the sport of rowing, swimming, triathlon, and distance running. Measurements in Total Mood Disturbance (TMD), Resting Heart Rate (RHR), Training Heart Rate (THR), and Performance Rating (PER) were recorded over 8-week cycle. Menstruation was found to have a significant impact on TMD, THR, and PER.
Key Words: Menstruation, mood disturbance, training heart rate, performance, endurance athletes.
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