Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming Volume 1 by D. Maclaren

By D. Maclaren

The foreign Symposium on Biomechanics and medication in Swimming, held each 4 years below the aegis of the foreign Society of Biomechanics and the realm fee of activities Biomechanics, presents a discussion board during which learn with regards to swimming is said and difficulties that confront swimming practitioners are debated. This quantity comprises the papers awarded on the 6th symposium. The keynote addresses lined lactate metabolism, functionality deciding upon elements and the research of dash swimming. The contributed papers diversity broadly throughout activities technology, training and coaching and activities medication.

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Research on the start, especially in sprint swimming, is limited. There is also little known about the sprint turn. , 1983). The high impulse of 250 N allowed 28 BIOMECHANICS AND MEDICINE IN SWIMMING the conclusion that there is a similar degree of importance for the explosive force of the leg extensors in the turn as for the starting dive. Suitable training includes eccentric-concentric muscle contraction cycles as in drop jumps, and very fast muscular contractions by means of jumping supported by the pull of a bungee as a spring expander.

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6 for the triathletes. This could be explained as being a result of the poorer technique of the triathletes causing more body movements in the vertical and horizontal plane perpendicular to the swimming velocity (Bober and Czabanski, 1975; Counsilman, 1968; Maglischo, 1982). In other words the competitive swimmers were able to use a more symmetrical stroking pattern which gives a more stable body position and hence smaller A. KEYNOTE ADDRESSES 17 Fig. 6. Overview of the power book-keeping during swimming.

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