The ecological validity and application of the session-RPE method for quantifying training loads in swimming

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dc.contributor.author Wallace, Lee en_US
dc.contributor.author Slattery, Katie en_US
dc.contributor.author Coutts, Aaron en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:50:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:50:02Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001442 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wallace Lee, Slattery Katie, and Coutts Aaron 2009, 'The ecological validity and application of the session-RPE method for quantifying training loads in swimming', National Strength and Conditioning Association, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 33-38. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1064-8011 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9495
dc.description.abstract There are few practical methods available for evaluating training loads (TL) during swimming. The purpose of this study was to examine the ecological validity of the session-rating of perceived exertion (RPE) method for quantifying internal TL in competitive swimmers using heart rate (HR)-based methods and distance as criterion measures. This study also examined the correspondence between athlete and coach perceptions of internal TL using the session-RPE method. Twelve (six male, six female) well-trained swimmers (mean ? SD: age 22.3 ? 3.1 years, weight 71.8 ? 11.6 kg, height 175.0 ? 9.0 cm) participated in this study. All subjects completed a swimming step test to evaluate individual HR zones and blood lactate profile before undertaking 20 swim training sessions where RPE, HR, and distance covered were recorded. Training load was then calculated for each session using the session-RPE, HR-based methods, and session distance. The session-RPE scores were correlated to HR-based methods for measuring internal TL as well as training distance for each swimmer. All individual correlations between session-RPE, HR-based methods (r = 0.55-0.94; p < 0.05), and distance measures (r = 0.37-0.81; p < 0.05) were significant. Two-way ANOVA showed that there was a significant interaction for training intensity ? coach-athlete perception, indicating that coach RPE was lower than athlete RPE for low-intensity sessions and higher than athlete RPE at high-intensity sessions. The results of this study suggest that session-RPE may provide a practical, noninvasive method for quantifying internal TL in competitive swimmers. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher National Strength and Conditioning Association en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181874512 en_US
dc.title The ecological validity and application of the session-RPE method for quantifying training loads in swimming en_US
dc.parent Journal Of Strength and Conditioning Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 33 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 38 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 110600 en_US
dc.personcode 00068522 en_US
dc.personcode 0000089749 en_US
dc.personcode 020100 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Human Movement and Sports Science en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Exercise, Validity, Swimming, Perceptions, Coaches & managers, Athletes, Methods en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 020100 en_US


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