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Ankle mobility and flexibility is one of the holy grails of swimming body contortions. For some, it comes easy, while for others, it is more work. Fortunately, we’re here to offer a systematic approach as most tend to address it in a scattershot manner. To start, we’ll steal from other disciplines such as dance, whose…

Did you know it’s possible to adjust the distance between the elbow and the central point of the head? Simply take the elbow’s height into consideration (pic. 1 to 4). This will have an impact on the recovery of the over water arm. In fact, the recovery of the arm over water depends on the…

It seems like it was only yesterday, but the Olympic Games were held six months ago. There are several amazing stories and achievements to be recalled. Arguably one of the biggest headlines of the Olympic Games was in the 50-m free Olympic Swimming race when Anthony Ervin from USA grabbed a shocking Gold Medal. At…

 Below is an interview on hormone response in swimmers, specifically  Serum IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and ALS concentrations and physical performance in young swimmers during a training season.  We have the  latest article by H. Tourinho Filho ” Serum IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and ALS concentrations and physical performance in young swimmers during a training season.” Review his latest studies and complete research…

Below is an interview on balance ratios and the risk of developing chronic ankle instability (CAI) and ankle instability in swimmers. Is balance known to increase an individual’s risk for injuries?  Here is the latest article by Erik A. Wikstrom “Chronic ankle instability” A Systematic Review, his latest studies and complete research work sites can be found here. 1. Do patients…

This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I have a detailed debate on the Dolphin Kick. Jenni Brozena is the Owner and Lead Sport Scientist of Aqueous, an international organization providing elite aquatic wellness through accessible sport science for training preparation, performance, and rehabilitation of aquatic athletes. Jenni works…

Below is an interview with Christy Keswick. Christy is a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of Good Sports, a national nonprofit that gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Since 2003, Good Sports has donated more than $18 million in equipment, apparel…

As a take home message: Katie Ledecky world record clocked at 8:06.68 at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin (Texas) breaking her own W800Fr world record Swim pace has set at 1.58-1.59 m/s performing 39 strokes per lap (2.27-2.28m per stroke) having a 55% of efficiency and spending 5.4 kcal per lap. She delivered…

As a take home message: The aim was to report an evidence-based procedure to design the race strategy for a target time bellow 50.60s at the M 100 Fly Based on a dataset of 13 races that delivered sub 50.60s times, on average, the first split should be performed in 23.43s and the second in…

This is an interview with Jessy Lauer regarding the research study: Breaststroke swimmers moderate internal work increases toward the highest stroke frequencies. See Jessy’s full list of publications here. 1.Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). I am Jessy Lauer, a 23-year-old French PhD student in biomechanics under…

   
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