Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
NOCE, Franco et al. Analysis of overtraining symptoms during training and rehabilitation periods: a case study of Superleague women´s volleyball team 2003/2004. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.6, pp. 397-400. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922011000600005.
Overtraining is a process involving progressively increased training to a high absolute level that is in excess of more routine training undertaken to maintain performance. However, its excessive increase may impair the physical and mental health of the athlete. The aim of this study was to keep up with levels of stress and recovery of volleyball athletes during the Brazilian Super League 2003/2004. 16 athletes (23,63 ± 6,40 years) were evaluated during two periods, training and rest by answering a stress and recovery questionnaire (RESTQ-Sport-76). Stress levels were measured through the scales 1 to 7 (general stress) and 13 to 15 (stress sports). Its results showed significant differences between perceptions of athletes in all scales (p<0,05) during training and rest. Levels of sports and general recoveries are known through nine scales. In five of them (9, 10, 11, 12 and 16) there were significant differences (p<0,05) and in four, (8, 13, 14 and 15) there were low recovery by the athletes. The conclusion is that RESTQ-Sport-76 was able to assess stress and recovery levels in volleyball athletes and this group demonstrated low recovery during training period.
Keywords : stress; high performance; athletes.