Sleep monitoring of a six-day microcycle in strength and high-intensity training

Kolling, Sarah, Wiewelhove, Thimo, Raeder, Christian, Endler, Stefan, Ferrauti, Alexander, Meyer, Tim and Kellmann, Mmichael (2016) Sleep monitoring of a six-day microcycle in strength and high-intensity training. European Journal of Sport Science, 16 5: 507-515. doi:10.1080/17461391.2015.1041062

Author Kolling, Sarah
Wiewelhove, Thimo
Raeder, Christian
Endler, Stefan
Ferrauti, Alexander
Meyer, Tim
Kellmann, Mmichael
Title Sleep monitoring of a six-day microcycle in strength and high-intensity training
Journal name European Journal of Sport Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1536-7290
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17461391.2015.1041062
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 5
Start page 507
End page 515
Total pages 9
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study examined the effect of microcycles in eccentric strength and high-intensity interval training (HIT) on sleep parameters and subjective ratings. Forty-two well-trained athletes (mean age 23.2 ± 2.4 years) were either assigned to the strength (n = 21; mean age 23.6 ± 2.1 years) or HIT (n = 21; mean age 22.8 ± 2.6 years) protocol. Sleep monitoring was conducted with multi-sensor actigraphy (SenseWear Armband™, Bodymedia, Pittsburg, PA, USA) and sleep log for 14 days. After a five-day baseline phase, participants completed either eccentric accented strength or high-intensity interval training for six days, with two training sessions per day. This training phase was divided into two halves (part 1 and 2) for statistical analyses. A three-day post phase concluded the monitoring. The Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes was applied at baseline, end of part 2, and at the last post-day. Mood ratings were decreased during training, but returned to baseline values afterwards in both groups. Sleep parameters in the strength group remained constant over the entire process. The HIT group showed trends of unfavourable sleep during the training phase (e.g., objective sleep efficiency at part 2: mean = 83.6 ± 7.8%, F3,60 = 2.57, P = 0.06, np2= 0.114) and subjective improvements during the post phase for awakenings (F3,60 = 2.96, P = 0.04, = 0.129) and restfulness of sleep (F3,60 = 9.21, P < 0.001, np2= 0.315). Thus, the HIT protocol seems to increase higher recovery demands than strength training, and sufficient sleep time should be emphasised and monitored.
Keyword Recovery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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