Title

Acute effects of two resisted exercises on 25m swimming performance

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

IOS Press

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

ECU Health and Wellness Institute/Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

17202

Comments

This article was originally published as: Juarez Santos-Garcia, D., Gonzalez-Rave, J. M., Legaz Arrese, A., Portillo Yabar, L. J., Clemente Suarez, V. J., & Newton, R. U. (2013). Acute effects of two resisted exercises on 25m swimming performance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 21(1), 29-35. Original article available here

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the acute effects of two resistance exercises on 25 m freestyle swimming performance. Twenty-eight regional and national male swimmers volunteered and were randomly assigned to one of three groups: Resistance Swimming Group (RS): (n = 9; 16.2 ± 3.8 yr), Elastic Band Group (EB): (n = 9; 15.9 ± 4.0 yr.), and Control Group (C) (n = 10; 15.7 ± 2.2 yr). Swimmers completed a 25 m swim trial at baseline. Subsequently, RS performed resisted crawl swimming with 30% of maximum load (1RM) in a power rack for 12 m and 30 seconds later a 25 m maximal swim trial. EB performed 10 seconds of arm freestyle strokes with elastic bands and 30 seconds later a 25 m maximal swim trial. C performed only the second 25 m maximal swim trial. Each group repeated this protocol four times, with two minutes of rest between repetitions. A two-way ANOVA revealed no significant differences in 25 m swimming times between groups for any of the repetitions performed, and there were no significant differences in 25 m swimming times between the repetitions within each group. The results showed that the resistance exercises performed in this study before the 25 m swim trials did not affect swimming times.

DOI

10.3233/IES-2012-0468

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