Heart-Rate Recovery After Warm-up in Swimming: A Useful Predictor of Training Heart-Rate Response?

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Abstract For training to be optimal, daily training load has to be adapted to the momentary status of the individual athlete, which is often difficult to establish. Therefore, the current study investigated the predictive value of heart-rate recovery (HRR) during a standardized warm-up for training load. Training load was quantified by the variation in heart rate during standardized training in …

Deception and Swimming

Deception and Swimming

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Deception and Swimming Background: Receiving feedback during training is considered essential feedback for race pace training. This is believed to train the body to repeatedly swim a certain speed. However, the central nervous system and psychological aspect of fatigue and performance are essential in training and sporting success. In fact, the contribution of the central nervous system as the main …

Coaching Yourself After Losing A Race

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You look up, see your time on the clock and even before the disappointment grabs hold of you, that little voice in your head starts revving up. At first, it’s just mostly shocking related, “Are you kidding me?!!!” “I thought for sure that I had gone so much faster!” However, once the reality of yet another slow swim sets in, …