Should swimmers do lunges

Should Swimmers do Lunges

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One of the biggest benefits of dry-land is helping prevent the repetitive demands of swimming. Unfortunately, many breaststroke swimmers [learn how to swim the breaststroke] already have a lot of repetitive stress on their medial knee structures, causing lax ligaments, which can be perpetuated by poor lunge biomechanics. To ensure proper form, safe progressions and regressions, as well as knowledge …

Influence Of Morphology And Strength On Front Crawl Swimming Speed In Junior And Youth Age Group Swimmers.

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Abstract: Influence Of Morphology And Strength On Front Crawl Swimming Speed In Junior And Youth Age Group Swimmers. OBJECTIVES: This study, conducted in two male age groups, was aimed at analysing the influence of body properties, dry-land strength and swimming strength on 50 m crawl (VCrawl). METHODS: We examined two competitive groups, Youth (20.6 ± 1.05), and Junior, (17.3 ± …

plyometrics for swimmers

Plyometrics For Swimming

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We’ve covered plyometrics for swimmers several times on this site, but it’s a topic worth revisiting as many teams are in the early season, and ready to install new programming if they haven’t already done so.  With images of Ryan Lochte’s epic training routines shown across the globe during the Olympics, it’s natural that more want to copy the world’s …

stroke flaws common in collegiate swimmers

Biomechanical Flaws Are Common in College Swimmers

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Elite swimmers are believed to have ideal biomechanics, yet many in the swimming community recognize these swimmers have flaws. This study analyzed one collegiate team’s swimming. Virag (2014) analyzed thirty-one collegiate swimmers (~20 years; ~179.17 cm; ~75.43 kg) from the University of North Carolina participated in this study. Swimmers who could not complete entire practices due to pain were excluded in …

Are Breaststrokers Born or Made?

Are Breaststrokers Born or Made?

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It’s an age old question for which there is no perfect answer.  Many would say they are born, but coaches have turned many”3/4’s” IM-ers into well rounded individual medley competitors.  Despite variation in individual experience, research may guide us toward what qualities matter when selecting young breaststroke talent. In previous reviews, we have analyzed anthropometric and flexibility research, noting that …

Effect of the Pacing Strategies on the Open Water 10km World Swimming Championships Performances

Effect of the Pacing Strategies on the Open Water 10km World Swimming Championships Performances

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Effect of the Pacing Strategies on the Open Water 10km World Swimming Championships Performances Purpose: The aim of the present research was 1) to compare the pacing strategies of different level open water swimmers during the 10km race of the FINA 2015 World Swimming Championships (WCH), and 2) to relate these pacing strategies to the race performance. Methods: Final and …

Immune System of Elite Swimmers

Immune System of Elite Swimmers

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Immune System of Elite Swimmers Certain periods seem to bring a higher than normal incidence of illness: holidays and training camps are common sick periods, but early fall is another sick time.  Stress levels escalate as school resumes, schedules get more frantic, and kids gather into a petri dish of germs, all of which challenge the immune system for swimmers.  …

Sprint Swimming Stroke Rate in Elite Swimmers

Sprint Swimming Stroke Rate in Elite Swimmers

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“Some people don’t have the guts for distance racing. The polite term for them is sprinters.” In swimming, proper biomechanics are essential for success. Yet, the biomechanical factors that affect success are numerous and vary between people. An individual stroke is influenced by anthropometry; range of motion; aquatic signature (level of buoyancy and balance); the level of anxiety when first …