Take Home Points for Power and Swimming Start Performance
Last week, Herbie Behm wrote a review piece on resistance training and the dive start. His take home points did not sit well with everyone, especially in light of some recent research by Bishop (2009). This is a review of the Bishop article as well as the contents of the Swimming Science Research Review for January, where every article on starts was analyzed.
What was done
However, the biomechancis are obviously different, as you note, is the main issue as simply creating more force over a period of time, if not directed in the correct fashion may be wasteful.
- Bishop DC, Smith RJ, Smith MF, Rigby HE. Effect of plyometric training on swimming block start performance in adolescents.J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2137-43. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181b866d0.
- Practicing Starts Improves All Starting Styles
- Initial Stroke Speeds do Not Different Between Starting Styles
- Greater Streamline in International Breaststroke Starts
- Omega Blocks Improve Start Times
- Elite Swimmers with Different Feet Positions in Backstroke Start
- Ideal Time to Start Kicking off the Start
- Greater Leg Extensor Force is correlated with Greater 10 m Starting Performance in Elite Sprint Swimmers
- Hip Movement Indicates Backstroke Start Kinematics
- Plyometrics Improve Swimming Performance
- PAP May Improve Some Swimmer’s Starts
- Resistance Training Doesn’t Improve Starting Kinematics
- Starting Styles for Females
- Starting Profiles in Elite Sprinters
- Grab vs Track Start Efficiency
- Plyometrics Benefit Starts Compared to No Additional Training
- Omega Track Start Profiling
- Motor control during freestyle starts
- How to attack starts and undulations for performance
- Strength and Power Variables Predictors of Start Performance
- Does start aerial phase impact 15 m performance?
- Common features of an effective backstroke start