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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
VIVEIROS, Luis et al. Training load monitoring in judo: comparison between the training load intensity planned by the coach and the intensity experienced by the athlete. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.4, pp.266-269. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922011000400011.
The aim of this study was to compare the perception concerning of the training load intensity of Judo coaches and athletes. The sample consisted of 4 coaches and 40 athletes of the Brazilian National Judo Team. The comparison between the intensity planned by the coach and the intensity experienced by the athletes was determined by the Session RPE method during a "Training camp". In order to assess lactate responses to training, blood samples were collected pre- and post training session. The intensity experienced by athletes was higher than the intensity planned by coaches in all training sessions. Regarding lactate concentration, it was observed an increase at post-training as compared to pre-training in all sessions, with no differences between sessions. The results of this study demonstrate that although the training session has been developed by experienced coaches, significant differences were detected between the intensity of external training load planned by the coach and the intensity of the internal training load experienced by the athletes. These data reinforce the relevance of training monitoring in order to maximize performance of elite athletes.
Keywords : ratings of perceived exertion; periodization; sports training; internal training load; external training load.