SHOULDER STRENGTH ASSOCIATED WITH SPRINT SWIMMING
Hsu, K. M., & Tsu, T. G. (2000). The relationships among shoulder isokinetic strength, swimming speed, and propulsive power in front crawl swimming. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 1766.
The relationships among shoulder isokinetic strength, 50-m sprint time, and propulsive power of arm stroke and whole stroke in crawl stroke swimming were investigated. Male swimmers (N = 22) were tested for shoulder strength (MERAC dynamomoeter), and propulsive power (Power-Rack in the pool).
Significant relationships were revealed between 50-m sprint time, both levels of propulsive power, and internal rotation of the shoulder.
Implication. Shoulder strength is associated with sprint swimming.
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