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Blaine E. Arney, Reese Glover, Andrea Fusco, Cristina Cortis, Jos J. de Koning, Teun van Erp, Salvador Jaime, Richard P. Mikat, John P. Porcari and Carl Foster

to quantify internal TL using a modification of the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) method developed by Borg. 6 This method is known as the session RPE (sRPE). The sRPE is derived by multiplying the overall RPE obtained at the end of a training session, using the Borg category-ratio 10 scale

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Paolo Gaudino, F. Marcello Iaia, Anthony J. Strudwick, Richard D. Hawkins, Giampietro Alberti, Greg Atkinson and Warren Gregson

Purpose:

The aim of the current study was to identify the external-training-load markers that are most influential on session rating of perceived exertion (RPE) of training load (RPE-TL) during elite soccer training.

Methods:

Twenty-two elite players competing in the English Premier League were monitored. Training-load data (RPE and 10-Hz GPS integrated with a 100-Hz accelerometer) were collected during 1892 individual training sessions over an entire in-season competitive period. Expert knowledge and a collinearity r < .5 were used initially to select the external training variables for the final analysis. A multivariateadjusted within-subjects model was employed to quantify the correlations of RPE and RPE-TL (RPE × duration) with various measures of external training intensity and training load.

Results:

Total high-speed-running (HSR; >14.4 km/h) distance and number of impacts and accelerations >3 m/s2 remained in the final multivariate model (P < .001). The adjusted correlations with RPE were r = .14, r = .09, and r = .25 for HSR, impacts, and accelerations, respectively. For RPE-TL, the correlations were r = .11, r = .45, and r = .37, respectively.

Conclusions:

The external-load measures that were found to be moderately predictive of RPE-TL in soccer training were HSR distance and the number of impacts and accelerations. These findings provide new evidence to support the use of RPE-TL as a global measure of training load in elite soccer. Furthermore, understanding the influence of characteristics affecting RPE-TL may help coaches and practitioners enhance training prescription and athlete monitoring.

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Ric Lovell, Sam Halley, Jason Siegler, Tony Wignell, Aaron J. Coutts and Tim Massard

Ratings of perceived exertion (RPEs) represent an individual’s psychobiological response to an activity stimulus. These subjective evaluations of exertion are integrated from signals originating in working muscles and joints, cardiorespiratory, and central nervous systems. 1 In applied sports

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Lilian Roos, Wolfgang Taube, Carolin Tuch, Klaus Michael Frei and Thomas Wyss

, duration, frequency, and activity type, to assess external TL and other parameters, such as heart rate (HR), blood lactate, oxygen consumption, well-being, motivation, pain, and rating of perceived exertion (RPE), to describe the internal TL. 1 , 2 To assess the overall TL and compare it among various

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Wouter Schallig, Tim Veneman, Dionne A. Noordhof, José A. Rodríguez-Marroyo, John P. Porcari, Jos J. de Koning and Carl Foster

effort and perceived exertion may be different concepts, 24 the rating-of-perceived-exertion (RPE) scale 25 is used to measure both the perceived exertion within the anticipatory model 7 and the perception of effort within the psychobiological model. 26 So, irrespective of whether the experienced RPE

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Robert H. Mann, Craig A. Williams, Bryan C. Clift and Alan R. Barker

. Consequently, the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE), an athlete’s subjective RPE multiplied by session duration (in minutes), has been established as a simple and valid measure of ITL. 7 Based on the formative research of Foster et al, 8 sRPE is typically reported 30 minutes following session

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Youri Geurkink, Gilles Vandewiele, Maarten Lievens, Filip de Turck, Femke Ongenae, Stijn P.J. Matthys, Jan Boone and Jan G. Bourgois

of a training session’s duration and intensity. 2 Duration is quantifiable in time and relatively easy to measure. On the other hand, intensity can be quantified using different methods, such as heart rate (HR) monitoring, blood lactate concentrations, and the (session) rating of perceived exertion

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Marco J. Konings, Jordan Parkinson, Inge Zijdewind and Florentina J. Hettinga

, velocity, distance, cadence, and gearing were monitored continuously during each trial (sample frequency = 4 Hz). Rating of perceived exertion on a Borg scale of 6 to 20 17 was asked after the warm-up; at 100, 200, and 300 seconds after starting the TT; and directly after passing the finish line

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Andrew D. Govus, Aaron Coutts, Rob Duffield, Andrew Murray and Hugh Fullagar

’s psychobiological training load is the session rating-of-perceived-exertion (s-RPE) training load (session duration [in minutes] × RPE [using either CR-10, CR-100 or 6–20 scales]). 2 Several early studies established the construct validity of s-RPE training load against other forms of internal load (such as heart

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Jordan L. Fox, Cody J. O’Grady and Aaron T. Scanlan

In basketball, monitoring player workloads is important in managing training prescription to promote positive performance-related adaptations in players. 1 Despite many approaches being available for workload monitoring in basketball, the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) is one of the