Biomechanical analysis of the shoulder of swimmers after a maximal effort test.

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Abstract Practical Application by Erin Cameron DPT: This study highlights the importance of improving scapular and rotator cuff muscle strength and endurance in order to decrease the likelihood of altered kinematics with fatigue. A three minute, maximal effort can significantly alter scapular biomechanics in competitive swimmers. While this particular protocol was performed out of the water (on a swim bench), …

Ultimate Guide to Resisted Swimming Training

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I remember at Purdue, we used the rack and I loved it! 🙂 It was challenging and different, I felt it helped me connect my stroke. Sure, this is anecdotal but whether it physiologically or psychologically worked, I felt there was a benefit. Despite feeling it worked in college, once I began researching the topic, many questions popped up like: …

Eggbeater Biomechanics

Eggbeater Biomechanics

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Water polo differs from swimming as vertical floating and the eggbeater kick allow players to take position and do all the technical movements required, including dribbling and throwing. Players need to focus on different body parts at the same time when floating in vertical position. You need appropriate training to enhance your floating skills. It’s important to master the skill …

All You Need to Know About Dolphin Kicking II

All You Need to Know About Dolphin Kicking

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After watching NCAA footage, one fact becomes increasingly clear each year: dolphin kicking correlates with success [arguably in all strokes, including breast…]. This trend is clear, but not too long ago, dolphin kicking was discouraged, as “experts” thought surface swimming was superior to underwater dolphin kicking. As you see, we have become far since this era, as more research surmounted …

spinal biomechanics in swimming

Spinal Biomechanics in Swimming

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Spinal biomechanics in swimming, aren’t they the darnedest! As I review my mentoring notes, I commonly cross bits of information which I happily translate into swimming biomechanics. In preparation for my spinal biomechanics, prevention, and rehabilitation lecture I encountered a few interesting notes. Now it is important to keep in mind, a lot of the research on spinal mechanics is performed …

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

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 ± …

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 …

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 …