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Even Warriors Can be Scared: A Survey Assessing Anxiety and Coping Skills in Competitive CrossFit Athletes

Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(6), 1874; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061874
Received: 7 January 2020 / Revised: 11 March 2020 / Accepted: 12 March 2020 / Published: 13 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion)
Competition anxiety has been demonstrated to decrease sports performance while increasing burnout risk. To date, its degree in CrossFit (CF) is unknown. The present study, therefore, examines competition fear and relevant coping skills as well as potential correlates of both in individuals participating in CF events. A total of n = 79 athletes answered a battery of three questionnaires (competition fear index, athletic coping skills inventory, mindfulness attention awareness scale). Substantial levels of anxiety, particularly regarding the somatic dimension of the competition fear index, were reported. The most pronounced coping skill was freedom of worry. While age or level of competition showed no/very small associations with survey data, sex was correlated to the psychological characteristics: women reported higher competition fears and lower coping skill levels (p > 0.05). Competition fears are highly prevalent in CF athletes and the preventive value of population-specific interventions, particularly in females, should be investigated in future trials. View Full-Text
Keywords: cross fitness; psychology; competition fear; motivation cross fitness; psychology; competition fear; motivation
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Wilke, J.; Pfarr, T.; Möller, M.-D. Even Warriors Can be Scared: A Survey Assessing Anxiety and Coping Skills in Competitive CrossFit Athletes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1874. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061874

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Wilke J, Pfarr T, Möller M-D. Even Warriors Can be Scared: A Survey Assessing Anxiety and Coping Skills in Competitive CrossFit Athletes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(6):1874. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061874

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Wilke, Jan; Pfarr, Tatjana; Möller, Mandy-Deborah. 2020. "Even Warriors Can be Scared: A Survey Assessing Anxiety and Coping Skills in Competitive CrossFit Athletes" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 6: 1874. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061874

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