This Excel sheet automatically calculates changes in mood and quantifies it so you can monitor changes over the course of season. There are full explanations as to why this calculator works (with scientific references) and detailed explanations on how to use the calculator. No one test can tell you exactly if you or your athlete is over-training, but the POMS questionnaire is one of the best.
|Originally, the Profile of Mood States (POMS) was a 65 point questionnaire that was used to quantify a person's mood. Later, the POMS was shortened which is used here. It is used in many settings and for many diseases, but in athletics it is used to monitor and test an athlete's mood throughout their training season. Big changes in score have been shown to have a high correlation with over-training.|