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Vol. 55. Issue 206.
Pages 71-79 (April - June 2020)
Relationship between injury risk, workload, and rate of perceived exertion in professional women's basketball
Relación entre lesionabilidad, carga de entrenamiento y percepción del esfuerzo en el baloncesto femenino profesional
Aitor Piedraa,b,
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, Javier Peñac,d, Victor Ciavattinib, Toni Caparrósa,c
a Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya (INEFC), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain
b Snatt's Femení Sant Adriá (Sant Adrià, Barcelona, Spain
c Sport Performance Analysis Research Group (SPARG), University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Barcelona, Spain
d Sport and Physical Activity Studies Centre (CEEAF), University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Barcelona, Spain
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Tables (5)
Table 1. Variables and units of measurement.
Table 2. values (averages and SD) of the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) and training load by player during one season.
Table 3. Total training practices, games, hours of exposure and total number of injuries by player during one season.
Table 4. Significant Spearman (Rho) correlations of training, games, exposure time and TL injury values.
Table 5. Results of the simple lineal regression analysis that explains the TL injuries in accordance with time of exposure to training practice.
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In order to better understand the possible relationships between the application of training loads and the risk of injury in professional women's basketball, four parameters from a professional women's basketball team (N=11) were analysed: exposure time, number of injuries, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and workload (sRPE). A total of 3182h of exposure were registered, 2774 were training hours, and 408 were game hours with a total of 9 time loss injuries. The data obtained from each player was related to the exposure time, injury risk, perception of effort, and workload. Several differences were observed between the injury risk values and the morning RPE (F=5.0811; p=.032), the sRPE of the morning practices (F=7.3585; p=.010) and the total time of exposure (F=3.5055; p=.064). There is also a significant negative relationship between total training time and the number of time-loss (TL) injuries (rho=−.797; p=.003), as well as a possible association between exposure time and a lower risk of TL injury (R2=.645). These findings suggest that an increase in specific exposure time could be associated with a decrease in the risk of time-loss injuries.

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Con el objetivo de entender mejor las posibles relaciones entre la aplicación de cargas de entrenamiento y el riesgo de lesión en el baloncesto femenino profesional, se analizaron 4 parámetros de un equipo de baloncesto femenino profesional (N=11): tiempo de exposición, número de lesiones, percepción del esfuerzo después de las sesiones entrenamiento (RPE) y carga de entrenamiento (sRPE). Se registraron 3.182 horas de exposición totales, de las cuales 2.774 fueron de entrenamiento y 408h de competición con un total de 9 lesiones “time-loss” (TL) que comportaron tiempo de actividad perdido. Se relacionan los datos obtenidos de cada jugadora relativos a tiempo de exposición, lesiones, percepción del esfuerzo y carga de trabajo. Se observan posibles diferencias entre los valores de lesionabilidad y RPE de las sesiones de entrenamiento de la mañana (F=5,0811; p=0,032), el sRPE de la mañana (F=7,3585: p=0,010) y el tiempo total de exposición (F=3,5055; p=0,064). Se observa también una relación significativa negativa entre tiempo total de entrenamiento y el número de lesiones TL (rho=-0,797; p=0,003), así como una posible asociación entre el tiempo de exposición y una menor incidencia lesional TL (R2=0,645). Estos valores sugieren que un aumento del tiempo de exposición de carácter específico podría vincularse a la disminución del riesgo de lesiones “time-loss”.

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