Home > Journals > The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness > Past Issues > The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2014 October;54(5) > The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2014 October;54(5):588-94

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe PROMO
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints
Permissions

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES  EXCERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS 

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2014 October;54(5):588-94

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Do physical fitness measures influence internal training load responses in high-level futsal players?

Miloski B. 1, Moreira A. 1, Andrade F. C. 2, Freitas V. H. 2, Peçanha T. 3, Nogueira R. A. 2, Bara-Filho M. 2

1 Grupo de estudos e pesquisa em planejamento e monitoramento do treinamento físico e esportivo, Escola de Educação Física e Esporte, Departamento de Esporte, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brasil; 2 Núcleo de pesquisa sobre controle de carga de treinamento, Faculdade de Educação Física e Desportos, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil 3 Laboratório de hemodinâmica da atividade motora (LAHAM), Escola de Educação Física e Esporte, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brasil


PDF


BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to verify whether aerobic fitness and ability to perform repeated high-intensity efforts influence the internal training load (ITL), which consists of the actual stress imposed in the athletes’ organisms, in professional futsal players.
METHODS: Twelve high-level futsal players (age: 26.3±4.9 years, body mass: 73.5±7.5 kg) participated in the study. The investigated athletes took part in a 5-week pre-season period. The ITL was quantified by means of the session-Rating of Perceived Exertion method. The athletes performed the Yo-yo Intermittent Recovery Test level 2 (YYIR2) in order to assess the ability to perform repeated high-intensity actions, and the multistage shuttle-run test (MSRT) in order to evaluate aerobic fitness, before (T0) and after (T1) the pre-season period. Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max.), oxygen uptake at Respiratory compensation point (VO2-RCP) and maximal aerobic speed (MAS) obtained in MSRT were retained for analyses.
RESULTS: The results from Pearson’s correlation test showed significant and a very large correlation between ITL and YYIR2 performance (r=-0.75). Moreover, a significant and large correlation between ITL and VO2max. (r=-0.62), ITL and MAS (r=-0.67), and ITL and VO2-RCP (r=-0.58) were also observed.
CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that aerobic fitness and ability to perform repeated high-intensity actions may influence ITL responses in professional futsal players.

top of page