Next Article in Journal
Validity of Session Rating Perceived Exertion Method for Quantifying Internal Training Load during High-Intensity Functional Training
Next Article in Special Issue
High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT): Definition and Research Implications for Improved Fitness
Previous Article in Journal
Gradual vs. Maximal Acceleration: Their Influence on the Prescription of Maximal Speed Sprinting in Team Sport Athletes
Previous Article in Special Issue
Testosterone and Cortisol Responses to Five High-Intensity Functional Training Competition Workouts in Recreationally Active Adults
Open AccessArticle

Mood State Changes Accompanying the Crossfit Open™ Competition in Healthy Adults

1
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
2
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, Kennesaw State University, 520 Parliament Garden Way NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sports 2018, 6(3), 67; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030067
Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 11 July 2018 / Accepted: 18 July 2018 / Published: 23 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research on High Intensity Functional Training)
Background: Specific mood states were examined during the CrossFit Open, a consecutive 5-week fitness competition involving five separate CrossFit® workouts, to determine whether the unique design or strenuous workouts of the competition resulted in acute and/or chronic mood state alterations. Methods: Participants (n = 8) completed the Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire one-week prior to the competition (baseline), prior to (PRE), immediately post (IP), 30-min post- (30P) and 60-min post-workout (60P) each week. Tension, depression, anger, confusion, fatigue and vigor were derived from the POMS, as was Total Mood Disturbance (TMD) and an Energy Index (EI). Results: Workout intensity exceeded 93% HRmax each week. No differences were observed between baseline and PRE-workout mood states across weeks, indicating little effect of the unique competition design. Significant (week x time) interactions were observed for TMD (p = 0.037), EI (p = 0.038) and fatigue (p = 0.005). Acute mood state fluctuations were consistent across each week, where mood states improved to and beyond PRE values 60-min post-workout. Conclusions: In competitors, the differences in workout design between each week did not influence mood states. This may be related to adaptation to this style of training, while the acute mood state alterations are likely due to the workout intensity. View Full-Text
Keywords: fatigue; energy; exercise; high-intensity functional training fatigue; energy; exercise; high-intensity functional training
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Box, A.G.; Feito, Y.; Petruzzello, S.J.; Mangine, G.T. Mood State Changes Accompanying the Crossfit Open™ Competition in Healthy Adults. Sports 2018, 6, 67. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030067

AMA Style

Box AG, Feito Y, Petruzzello SJ, Mangine GT. Mood State Changes Accompanying the Crossfit Open™ Competition in Healthy Adults. Sports. 2018; 6(3):67. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030067

Chicago/Turabian Style

Box, Allyson G.; Feito, Yuri; Petruzzello, Steven J.; Mangine, Gerald T. 2018. "Mood State Changes Accompanying the Crossfit Open™ Competition in Healthy Adults" Sports 6, no. 3: 67. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030067

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop