Mental stress before judo competition. Detection and control Wiesław Błach, Edyta Szczuka Journal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts 2011; 2(2):143-145 ICID: 1047148
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A few days before the start in important competitions, judokas start to anticipate the challenge of sport competition. When the start is closer, most of the competitors experience accumulation of stress. Depending on the mental stress, the body may send signals called somatic stress which makes the body release maximum energy. According to the majority of athletes and coaches, pre-start stress is a definitely negative phenomenon as it impairs the ability of optimal performance.
In order to identify the intensity of stress and it’s attempt to control, apply a variety of detection methods and techniques. The current work disusses some ways to assess and control this phenomenon.