Link between stroking parameters and lactate concentration in swimming

Link Between Stroking Parameters And Lactate Concentration In Swimming

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Background On Stroking Parameters and Lactate Concentration Swimming is a unique sport where volumes much larger than the actual distance competed are used as training. Often times, this over distance training is used to improve “feel” for the water. Unfortunately, after long swims, swimming biomechanics are believed to become impaired. Moreover, many practices consist of repeated efforts of intermittent efforts, …

What You Need to Know About Ischemic Preconditioning for Swimmers

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Ischemic preconditioning for swimmers has shown the potential to improve sprint swimming performance. But many questions remain unanswered. Are these techniques safe? How much will they improve sprint swimming? When and how should they be used? We had the pleasure of learning the answers to these questions and so much more from a leading researcher in this area, Felipe Lisbôa. …

Aerobic Versus Anaerobic Warm-Up for Sprint Performance

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Background Could it be possible that an aerobic based warm-up might be just as beneficial as an anaerobic based warm-up for sprint performance? While there is little evidence to support the inclusion of high-intensity, race-pace, warm-up before a 100-m swim, most coaches and swimmers feel that it is necessary. Aerobic and anaerobic systems each contribute approximately 50% to the overall …

The Ultimate Guide to Hypoxic Swimming

The Ultimate Guide to Hypoxic Swimming

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Take home points The urge to breathe when subsurface is often driven by hypercapnia (buildup of CO2) along with hypoxia (insufficient O2) Breath control strategies are not equivalent Any benefits should be weighed against safety and potential decrease in swimming velocity. Breath control sets are a longtime staple in many swimming programs, with many swimmers fostering a love-hate (or just …

Improving the Butterfly Performance of Masters Swimmers

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The participation in the older groups of masters swimmers is only growing. What is more impressive is that older masters swimmers are swimming faster now than they ever have before. Along with all other strokes, the butterfly performance of masters swimmers continues to improve. Why have we seen a dramatic increase in the number of masters swimmers? What is contributing to …

speed of breathing predicts 100 m performance

Speed of Breathing Predicts 100-m Performance

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Take Home Points on Speed of Breathing Predicts 100-m Performance The faster a national caliber swimmer can exhale air in 1 second is correlated with 100-m performance. Everyone is trying to predict athletic performance in youth athletes. Not unlike other sports, swimming research has looked at many attributes of youth swimmers, including height, strength, and lean body mass. Dr. Barbosa has …

50 Free NCAA Record Caeleb Dressel 17.63 Race Analysis

50 Free NCAA Record Caeleb Dressel 17.63 Race Analysis

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The 50 Free NCAA Record was shattered not once, but three times yesterday by Caeleb Dressel. He first went 18.11 seconds in prelims of the 50-yard freestyle. At night, he led off the 200-yard freestyle relay in a blistering swim of 17.81, for the first swim under 18 seconds. Then, approximately 1 hour later, he lowered his mark further, going 17.63 …

How to Measure Swimming Force to Predict Sprint Swimming Performance

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What is the best way to predict sprint swimming performance? Many coaches rely on test sets, pace work, past performances, and mid-season taper meets. But is there another way? This study provides us with an alternative way to measure force and anaerobic capacity to predict sprint swimming performance.  This proposed method is low-cost, easy to perform and can be done …

What Genes Influence Swimming Performance?

What Genes Influence Swimming Performance?

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Below is a research review of the following article:  The combined frequency of IGF and myostatin polymorphism among track & field athletes and swimmers. This article discusses the influence of genes and swimming performance. Introduction on Genes and Swimming Performance Efforts to identify significant genes that influence swimming performance are difficult. This is difficult as performance is multi-variable and many factors contribute to …

The Evolution of Swimming Economy A Historical Analysis

The Evolution of Swimming Economy: A Historical Analysis

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The Evolution of Swimming Economy: A Historical Analysis Take Home Points: Swimmers from the 21st century are more economic than the counterparts from previous decades Swimming economy improved roughly 40 to 50% between 1940s and 1970s, 60 to 70% between 1940s and 21st century. Everything started this week. I needed to kill some time and went online to watch videos …