LEG ANAEROBIC FUNCTION IS MODERATELY RELATED TO SPRINT SWIMMING
Andrade, R. M., Figueira, A. J., Lauro, F. A., Velhote, F. B., Alves, L. L., & Pinheiro, D. S. (2001). Influence of anaerobic muscle power on swimming performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5), Supplement abstract 1826.
Experienced males swimmers (age ~21; N = 10) were tested in the pre-competition phase of training. Swimming performance was a timed 50-m crawl stroke with a 25-m split time. Lower limb anaerobic performance was measured through consecutive jumps on an electronic jump platform.
Jumping performance was related to the total time and the time for the second half of the swim.
Implication. Anaerobic power in the legs has a moderate relationship to 50-m sprint performance, and in particular, the second half of the task.
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