Long-term swimming training modifies acute immune cell response to a high-intensity session.

Long-Term Swimming Training Modifies Acute Immune Cell Response to a High-Intensity Session

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Long-term training influence on athletes’ immune cell response to acute exercise has been poorly studied, despite the complexity of both chronic and acute adaptations induced by training. The purpose of the study is to study the influence of a 4-month swimming training cycle on the immune cell response to a high-intensity training session, during 24 h of recovery, considering sex, maturity, and age …

Scapular Dyskinesis Among Competitive Swimmers

Scapular Dyskinesis Among Competitive Swimmers

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To evaluate the prevalence of scapular dyskinesis (SD) in competitive swimmers during training sessions. Repeated measurement observational study. 20 young competitive swimmers were filmed before, at midpoint and at the end of a training session, performing shoulder flexion and abduction. scapular dyskinesis was examined separately by two assessors. Demographic and Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaires were …

protein swim practice

How Much Protein to Consume During Swim Practice

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Take-Home Points on Swim Practice Protein Intake: As an athlete exercises, skeletal muscle is broken down, this is known as catabolism.  Conversely, when protein is ingested, skeletal muscle is synthesized, or grown. This is known as anabolism. The catabolic/anabolic balance, or the balance between break down, and growth, determines long-term muscle gains or losses.  In essence, you never have exactly the …

Effects of manipulating volume and intensity training in masters swimmers.

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Abstract Practical Application by Erin Cameron DPT: This study suggests that a period of high volume, low intensity training followed by period of high intensity, low volume training, allows masters swimmers to maintain the positive benefits (improved VO2peak and performance in 400m/2000m events) of high volume training while also improving speed and performance in sprint events. It may be beneficial …

5 Tips For the Perfect Swimming Practice

5 Tips For the Perfect Swimming Practice

Dr. GJohn Mullen Agustín Artiles, Blog, Competition, Dryland, Latest&Greatest, Psychology, Training 1 Comment

What happens after the training session begins will require your utmost attention. You might have argued with your parents because you spend too much time playing video games, perhaps you are restless because you got angry with your best friend over something silly and want to make up or maybe you are just nervous because the day of an important …

Contribution of limbs' actions to the four competitive swimming strokes: a nonlinear approach.

MRI of the knee in asymptomatic adolescent swimmers: a controlled study.

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Abstract Practical Application: Though swimming is a relatively safe, low impact activity there is still increased risk of knee injury. This study indicates that the repetitive knee motion required for swimming training does lead abnormalities in the joint even in swimmers who do not have knee pain. It is important to realize that these abnormalities increase the likelihood of injury. …

Morning Exercise: Enhancement of Afternoon Sprint-Swimming Performance.

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Abstract Erin has dedicated much of her life to the sport of swimming. In addition to competing in the sport for 15 years, she has coached at various elite swim camps and clinics growing her expertise in stroke technique and video critique. She has also served as a volunteer staff member for Division I, II and III swim programs aiding …