30 Qualities Found in a Good Masters Swimmer

30 Qualities Found in a Good Masters Swimmer

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Steering the preparation of a masters swimmer is a highly gratifying experience. We deal with grateful and passionate athletes who do not hesitate to respond to your effort and dedication in kind when it is deserved [see the recent 99-year old who broke a World Record]. Their drive leads them to set unrealistic goals or impossible targets. As a coach, …

USRPT Science and Standards of Evidence

USRPT Science and Standards of Evidence

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Take home points on USRPT Science and Standards of Evidence: Modern evidence is evaluated based on the evidence hierarchy. USRPT has been informally backed by volumes of research, but as never itself been tested in formal research. There’s nothing wrong with backing by lower levels of evidence, so long as claims align with the actual level of support. Perhaps nothing …

Does Dehydration Impair Swimming Performance_

Does Dehydration Impair Swimming Performance?

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Background On Dehydration Impair Swimming Performance Dehydration is a common problem with swimmers, as the myth that swimmers do not sweat persists. Moreover, many swim programs do not advocate drinking liquids on deck, potentially leading to dehydration and fatigue. Dehydration is believed to increase heart rate, core temperature, the rate of perceived exertion, and plasma osmolality. However, minimal research has …

Can Ischemic Resistance Training Improve Your Swimming Endurance and Oxygen Capacity?

Can Ischemic Resistance Training Improve Your Swimming Endurance and Oxygen Capacity?

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Background On Ischemic Resistance Training  Blood flow resistance training or ischemic resistance exercise has gained popularity as similar strength, and hypertrophy gains have been noted with low-loads compared to typical high-load hypertrophy programs. However, effects of ischemic resistance training on muscle endurance performance have been rarely investigated. The mechanisms for improvement in past studies may be due to an increase …

5 Factors Influencing Masters Swimming Performance

5 Factors Influencing Masters Swimming Performance

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Take Home Points on Determinants of Masters Swimming Performance The optimal time to maximize competitive performance in masters swimming is in the first year within a new age group. Masters swimming champions in 50m freestyle exhibit a smaller age decrement than those at the bottom of top ten lists. Grip strength is one modifiable physical trait that predicts performance among masters …