EVENT SPECIFICITY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING
Troup, J. P. (Ed.). (1990). Energy contributions of competitive freestyle events. In International Center for Aquatic Research Annual: Studies by the International Center for Aquatic Research 1989-90. Colorado Springs, CO: United States Swimming Press.
This study substantiates the fact that the specific nature of energy contributions made in each freestyle swimming event makes it difficult for athletes to train for multiple events without sacrificing performance to some degree for a specific event.
Swimming appears to have a much greater endurance component than that reported for running or in theoretical energy capacity curves.
This study produced a number of significant findings and implications.
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