Asian Journal of Sports Medicine 2013. 4(2):125-30.

Association between the Rating Perceived Exertion, Heart Rate and Blood Lactate in Successive Judo Fights (Randori).
Braulio H M Branco, Luis M Massuça, Leonardo V Andreato, Bruno F Marinho, Bianca Miarka, Luis Monteiro, Emerson Franchini


This study aims to investigate the association between the rating of perceived exertion (RPE), heart rate (HR) and the blood lactate concentration ([La]) in successive judo fight simulations (randori).TEN ATHLETES PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY (AGE: 25.6±2.1 years; stature: 1.75±0.07 m; body mass: 75.6±14.9kg; %BF: 11.5±7.8%; practice: 14.5±6.2 years) and completed 4 judo fight simulations (T1 to T4) with duration of 5 min separated by 5 min passive recovery periods. Before each randori, [La] and HR were collected, and after each randori, the same measures and the RPE (CR-10 scale) were collected.SIGNIFICANT CORRELATIONS WERE OBSERVED BETWEEN: (1) CR-10 and HR (T2: r =0.70; T3: r =0.64; both, P<0.05); (2) ΔCR-10 and Δ[La] (T1-T2: r = .71, P< 0.05; T2-T3: r =0.92, P<0.01; T3-T4: r =0.73, P<0.05). Moreover, significant differences were noted in the behavior of the HR between the 2(nd) (T2) and 3(rd) (T3) judo fight simulations (P<0.05).The use of CR-10 in the evaluation process, as well as in deciding the load of training in judo, should be done with caution.


Athletes;Blood Lactate;Heart Rate;Judo;Sports


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