Table 2. Variables related to the training loads measured in different Groups throughout the 4 microcycles and 2 training periods. Data are means (±SD).
Microcycles Groups TWTL (AU) Monotony (AU) Strain(AU)
1 NT 2870 (807) 1.52 (.53) 4630 (2239)
IT 4427 (409) ** 1.93 (.09) 8543 (604) **
2 NT 2113 (545) ## 1.23 (.18) 2647 (933)
IT 4138 (664) * 1.75 (.22) 7282 (1778) **
3 NT 1641 (323) # 1.08 (.10) 1790 (436) #
IT 2319 (489) # 1.28 (.17) 3019 (896) #
4 NT 1435 (232) # 2.75 (.69) # 4033 (1283)
IT 1764 (257) # 3.15 (.82) # 5648 (2065) #
Periods Groups TWTL (AU) Monotony (AU) Strain (AU)
1st Period NT 4423 (954) 1.52 (.34) 6846 (2212)
IT 7635 (787) ** 2.50 (.14) * 19006 (1697) **
2nd Period NT 3638 (570) 1.34 (.15) 4911 (1137)
IT 5013 (827) §** 1.49 (.15) § 7485 (1623) §*
Significantly different to the 1st period (§ p < 0.01).
significantly different to microcycle 3(‡ p < 0.01p < 0.05);
NT – Group with normal training load; IT - Group with intensified training load;
TWTL – Total weekly training load. Significantly different for the NT Group (* p <0.05;** p < 0.01);
Significantly different to microcycle 1 (# p < 0.01);
significantly different for microcyle 2 (†p < 0.01);