INFLUENCE OF VERTICAL JUMP IN THE PERCEPTION OF THE INTERNAL VOLLEYBALL TRAINING LOAD
ABSTRACT Introduction: In volleyball, vertical jump is considered an extremely important element in training, since it is necessary during setting, serve, block, and attack, determining the achievement of important advantages in offensive (attack) and defensive (block) actions, fundamental elements for the achievement of points in the game. Objective: To analyze the influence of the vertical jump in the quantification of training load in volleyball through the method of the subjective perceived exertion (RPE) of the session. Methods: Fifteen male athletes from a volleyball team participated in the study. The quantification of jumps and RPE of 30 training sessions was performed. Results: In the analysis by position, the RPE was positively correlated with the number of jumps and was stronger in the opposites (r = 0.44; p = 0.001; n = 57), followed by the setters (r = 0,34; p < 0,001; n = 109) and middles (r = 0.18; p = 0.03; n = 141). Conclusion: It is concluded that the attack vertical jump has greater influence on the final value of RPE pointed out by the athletes in training sessions.