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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 lower than the aegis of the overseas Society of Biomechanics and the realm fee of activities Biomechanics, presents a discussion board during which study on the topic of swimming is stated and difficulties that confront swimming practitioners are debated. This quantity includes the papers provided on the 6th symposium. The keynote addresses coated lactate metabolism, functionality identifying elements and the research of dash swimming. The contributed papers diversity greatly throughout activities technological know-how, training and coaching and activities medication.

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5% in the somewhat shorter 50 yards (46 m) distance. This means that one third of the time in a 50 yard race using the short course depends on the qualities of start and turn. Maglischo (1988) stated that the start and gliding phase of the 50 m freestyle accounts for 18% of the total time. 0 s would be possible by optimizing the starting technique. Therefore a fast reaction time, a great jumping power, and a low resistance during gliding should be the primary requirements for a good start. Research on the start, especially in sprint swimming, is limited.

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