Training periodization of professional Australian football players during an entire Australian football league season

  • Moreira A
  • Bilsborough J
  • Sullivan C
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PURPOSE To examine the training periodization of an elite Australian Football team during different phases of the season. METHODS Training-load data were collected during 22 wk of preseason and 23 wk of in-season training. Training load was measured using the session rating of perceived exertion (session-RPE) for all training sessions and matches from 44 professional Australian Football players from the same team. Training intensity was divided into 3 zones based on session-RPE (low, 4 AU and 7 AU). Training load and intensity were analyzed according to the type of training session completed. RESULTS Higher training load and session duration were undertaken for all types of training sessions during the preseason than in-season (P

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  • Monitoring Training
  • Ratings Of Perceived Exertion
  • Session-RPE
  • Team Sports
  • Training Load

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