Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Sports Science and Coach Education

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Caleb Bazyler

Committee Members

Satoshi Mizuguchi, Michael Stone, Kevin Breuel


The overall purpose of this thesis was to validate the SRSS questionnaire. This was accomplished by conducting a single investigation using eleven well-trained weightlifters with at least one year of competition experience. These weightlifters completed five testing sessions over the course of five microcycles leading up to a competition. Every testing session took place on Monday morning prior to regular training and included: hydration testing, SRSS questionnaire, blood draws followed by a standardized warm-up protocol and squat jumps (SJ) with 0kg and 20kg. While the majority of SRSS recovery and stress items did not change with changes in VL or VLd, emotional balance and lack of activation did correlate with changes in VLd. Additionally, decreases in SRSS recovery items physical performance capability and emotional balance coincide with decreases in squat jump height and increases in cortisol following the first taper microcycle. The findings of this investigation partly support the SRSS as a monitoring tool for weightlifters.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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