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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 1989-5879Print version ISSN 1578-8423


MARTINEZ-ABELLAN, Alberto et al. Weight cutting and competition effects on mood state profile on combat sports. CPD [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp.99-104. ISSN 1989-5879.

The purpose of this study was to describe changes in the mood state of combat sport athletes during the weight cutting phases and subsequent recovery before the start of the main competitive events of the season. One hundred and five men and women combat sport specialist of Olympic wrestling, taekwondo and boxing were weighted and answered the abbreviated version of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) 30 to 60 minutes before the official weigh-in (PRE) and 30 to 60 minutes before the start of the first bout (POST) of their respective national championships. The results showed significant improvements (p < .05) in the Anger, Fatigue and Depression dimensions, although these changes do not appear to be related to the percentage change in the body mass experienced by these athletes during the same period (r < .261). These findings indicate that the 12-18 hours that separate the official weigh-in and the start of the tournament produce substantial improvements on the athletes´ mood state, although these changes seems to be independent on their body mass oscillations.

Keywords : mood states; combat sports; weight loss; Olympic wrestling; taekwondo; boxing.

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