Monitoring of the internal training load in futsal players over a season

Bernardo Miloski, Victor Hugo de Freitas, Maurício Gattás Bara-Filho


There is a need for studies on methods for control of load and description of periodization in futsal teams. The objective of this study was to report and analyze the internal training load in a macrocycle of futsal using the session rating of perceived exer­tion (session-RPE) method. The sample consisted of 13 athletes of the National League. We calculated the total weekly training load (TWTL), monotony and strain over 37 weeks. Using the paired Student’s t Test, the preparation period (PP) showed higher TWTL, strain and monotony than the competitive period (CP). The ANOVA test of repeated measures, followed by the Bonferroni post-hoc test showed significant differences in the TWTL among the mesocycles: 1 > 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9; 7 > 4, 5, 8, 9; 2, 3 and 6 > 5, 8, 9; 4 > 5; 8 > 5 (p<0.05). The training loads (TL) were higher in the PP with reduction in the CP, with cycles of high load being required during the CP. The TL presents an oscillatory feature, and is adapted to the competition schedule.


Athletes; High performance; Periodization; Rating of perceived exertion; Team sports.


The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.