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The effects of mental fatigue on sport-related performance

Abstract : Mental fatigue is known to increase subjective feelings of fatigue and to decrease cognitive performance, but its impact on physical performance remains poorly understood. The aim of this chapter was to review the results of 29 studies published between 2009 and April 2018 and focusing on the impact of mental fatigue on sport-related performance. Taken all studies together, it appears that mental fatigue impairs endurance performance, motor skills performance and decision-making performance. However, maximal force production is not reduced in the presence of mental fatigue. These observations suggest that mental fatigue impairs sport-related performance during exercises performed at a submaximal intensity and not during exercises performed at maximal and supramaximal intensity. The negative impact of mental fatigue on submaximal exercises seems to be mediated by an increase in perception of effort. Future studies should now identify the physiological alterations induced by mental fatigue and responsible of the increased perceived effort.
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Soumis le : lundi 21 janvier 2019 - 14:45:41
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Benjamin Pageaux, Romuald Lepers. The effects of mental fatigue on sport-related performance. Progress in Brain Research, 240 (Part C), , pp.291-315, In press, Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part C, 978-0-444-64187-8. ⟨hal-01988010⟩



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