Swimming Kick Board Bobbers

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Bobbing up and down on a kickboard while pushing through a 1,000-yard kick set is common on most swim teams. Unfortunately, the kickboard provides a base of stability for the arms and core which is not present during swimming. Moreover, a board allows an athlete to use a pivot to propel themselves forward via the spiral line described by Thomas …

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How to Provide Swimming Feedback

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There are several considerations for optimizing swimming feedback: Timing – How soon after the task do you offer feedback? Frequency – How often do you provide feedback? After every length (novice swim lessons) or between sets with advanced swimmers? Extrinsic vs. intrinsic feedback – Examples of extrinsic feedback include verbal cues or watching a video. Generally, extrinsic feedback is associated with skill acquisition. …

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Common Dryland Mistake: Stretching

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We’ve discussed low back instability in swimmers before, but the flaws and ecclesiastic teachings surrounding stretching and mobility are immense. First of all, let’s break down some terminology. Stretching is a mode to improve mobility. Mobility and flexibility are closer in terminology but slightly different. By definition: Flexibility is the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped. Mobility is …

Acute Effects of Ammonia Inhalants on Strength and Power Performance in Trained Men.

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Abstract on Acute Effects of Ammonia Inhalants on Strength and Power Performance in The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of ammonia inhalants on lower body power and maximal isometric strength in trained men. Twenty experienced resistance trained men (age = 26.7 ± 3.7 y; body weight = 80.59 ± 9.0 kg; body height = 179.5 ± …

Optimized-Association Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers.

Association Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers.

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Abstract on Association Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers. Shoulder injuries are common among competitive swimmers, and the progression of shoulder pathology is not well understood. The objective of this study was to assess the extent to which years of competitive swim training were associated with physical properties of the supraspinatus muscle and tendon, shoulder strength, and …

Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers.

Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers.

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Abstract Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers. The aim of this study was to compare physiological and biomechanical characteristics between an incremental intermittent test and a time trial protocol in age-group swimmers. 11 national level age-group swimmers (6 male and 5 female) performed a 7 x 200-m incremental intermittent protocol (until exhaustion; 30 s rest) and …