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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-113

Impact of menstrual cycle phases on the selected physiological parameters and skill-related components

Department of Exercise Physiology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Tanu Shree Yadav
Department of Exercise Physiology, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_68_22

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Context: Numerous researches have been conducted to investigate the changes in various types of physical and physiological profiles in the menstrual cycle, but the results have been inconsistent and conflicting. Researchers also noticed that studies have not focused on athletes who participate in sports dominated by speed endurance specifically. Aims: The intent of the study was to analyze the physiological parameters and skill°related components during the various stages of the menstrual cycle, namely, menstrual, follicular, ovulation, and luteal phases. Settings and Design: Randomized clinical trial conducted on female athletes from Gwalior. Methods and Material: Data were collected on 20 randomly selected female athletes from LNIPE, Gwalior, who are having a regular menstrual cycle. Vital capacity, VO2 max, 50°m sprint, and 12°min run/walk test were measured in each phase using appropriate tests and equipment. Statistical Analysis Used: The data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA at a 0.05 level of significance with SPSS 20. Results: The results of the study showed a significant difference in the vital capacity during the luteal phase, while no significant difference was observed in VO2 max during all the four phases. The finding for skill related components, namely, speed and endurance, also shows a significant difference in the follicular phase Conclusions: The study may conclude that variations in physiological parameters and skill related components are observed during the various stages of the menstrual cycle.

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