3.2 Burnout and Withdrawal. Issues in exercise and sport. Tom & Sam. Burnout and withdrawal???. Today’s modern athletes are subjected to an ever increasing demand on them to perform beyond their abilities.
Issues in exercise and sport.
Tom & Sam.
To investigate if different amounts of training in swimmers will produce a measurable difference in performance.
First 4 weeks: Both, daily sessions of 1.5 hours.
Next 6 weeks:Short, 1.5 hours per day. Long, 3 hours per day.
Final 14 weeks:Both, daily sessions of 1.5 hours.
Swimming power. (CYBEX machine)
Costill concluded that lower levels of training do not disadvantage an athlete; in fact, you can suggest that athletes may benefit from a lower level of training.
There was also some signs of fatigue in the Long group; evidence for such is the increased cortisol levels and reduced testosterone.
‘The Profile of Mood states’ (POMs) questionnaire assessed the mental-health of participants and found no significant differences between the groups.
(College Swimmers/Sports setting)
Reductionist or holistic? Situational or dispositional?