Pre-training perceived wellness impacts training output in Australian football players

Gallo, Tania F. and Cormack, Stuart J. and Gabbett, Tim J. and Lorenzen, Christian H. (2016) Pre-training perceived wellness impacts training output in Australian football players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (15). pp. 1445-1451. ISSN 0264-0414

Abstract

The impact of perceived wellness on a range of external load parameters, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and external load:RPE ratios, was explored during skill-based training in Australian footballers. Fifteen training sessions involving 36 participants were analysed. Each morning before any physical training, players completed a customised perceived wellness questionnaire (sleep quality, fatigue, stress, mood and muscle soreness). Microtechnology devices provided external load (average speed, high-speed running distance, player load and player load slow). Players provided RPE using the modified Borg category-ratio 10 RPE scale. Mixed-effect linear models revealed significant effects of wellness Z-score on player load and player load slow. Effects are reported with 95% confidence limits. A wellness Z-score of −1 corresponded to a −4.9 ± 3.1 and −8.6 ± 3.9% reduction in player load and player load slow, respectively, compared to those without reduced wellness. Small significant effects were also seen in the average speed:RPE and player load slow:RPE models. A wellness Z-score of −1 corresponded to a 0.43 ± 0.38 m·min− 1 and −0.02 ± 0.01 au·min− 1 change in the average speed:RPE and player load slow:RPE ratios, respectively. Magnitude-based analysis revealed that the practical size of the effect of a pre-training perceived wellness Z-score of −1 would have on player load slow was likely negative. The results of this study suggests that monitoring pre-training perceived wellness may provide coaches with information about the intensity of output that can be expected from individual players during a training session.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 00:18
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 00:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: athlete monitoring; external training load; team sport
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1119295
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32269

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