How to Calculate How Many Calories You Burn When Swimming

How to Calculate How Many Calories You Burn When Swimming

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As Take Home Message for How to Calculate How Many Calories You Burn When Swimming:  It is possible to estimate the energy cost of a training session or a race;  A training session of 3,000 meter at aerobic capacity pace will expend around 1,100 kcal; A sub-elite swimmer that races the 400 free in 4:00.00 expends 147 kcal (35g of carbs …

How to Analyze Breaststroke Swimming

How to Analyze Breaststroke Swimming

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As a take home message: 1. In this piece, we did the analysis of three age-group breaststrokers. 2. Modeled data sometimes does not fit completely the individual data of a specific swimmer. 3. After benchmarking the swimmers against data retrieved from the literature we have learned that one of the swimmers is able to reach a high speed (strong point), but with …

Swimming Turns and Starts Guide to Glide and Depth

Swimming Turns and Starts Guide to Glide and Depth

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Take Home Message: 1. The aim was to perform the analysis of the final time improvement at different swimming turns push-off intensities and glide depths of a former world-ranked swimmer 2. The velocity would be 1.50, 2.18 and 3.02m/s performing the push-off 0.75m deep at 1.1, 1.5 and 2BW, respectively 3. For this swimmer, the optimal depth would be between …

Drag and Power in Elite Swimmers (Sprinters and Distance)

Drag and Power in Elite Swimmers (Sprinters and Distance)

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Take Home Message on Drag and Power in Elite Swimmers (Sprinters and Distance) Swimmers should maximize power output and/or minimize the resistance to enhance the swimming speed Men (e.g. Cielo Filho) have a higher power output and drag than women (e.g., Ranomi Kromowidjojo) Drafting during training sessions and open water competitions decrease both outcomes (e.g., Oussama Mellouli). The main goal in …

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 …

Changes in Swimming Performance During a Life Span

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Take Home Points on Changes in Swimming Performance During a Life Span There is a non-linear impairment on performance with increasing age for master swimmers. The gap between swimmers ranked in 1st and 10th place is wider for age-group and master swimmers than elite swimmers. As you age, there is a sharp increase in the final race time but the inflection point seems …

breasstroke pullout rules

Breaststroke Pullout Rules

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There has been much discussion and debate regarding the breaststroke pullout since swimmers began using a dolphin kick during the pullout. The dolphin was made legal after the 2004 Olympics, when Japanese swimmer Kitajima clearly used a dolphin kick without disqualification. This dolphin kick was not a disqualification because it was so hard to make a call on. Since the addition …

long term athletic development for swimmers

Ultimate Guide to Long Term Athletic Development for Swimmers

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Take Home Points on the Ultimate Guide to Long Term Athletic Development for Swimmersperformance of age-group swimmers depends from the interaction of several domainsAnthropometrics & biological maturation, Genetics, Biomechanics & Motor control and Psychology are the main determinant factorsThere are available several straightforward and quick testing procedures for a coach monitor these determinant factors.Lately, we’ve posted articles on age-group swimmers breaking …

How to Ride Waves in Swimming for Higher Velocity

How to Ride Waves in Swimming for Higher Velocity

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WHAT HAVE IN COMMON SPRINTERS AND SURFERS? ….BOTH RIDE THE WAVESWant to know how to ride waves in swimming for higher velocity?In my home-country, Portugal, it is the giant waves’ season. Surfers from around the world travel every years to Nazaré (that is the name of the spot in South Europe, Portugal) hopping to ride a giant wave and break …