Upper limb kinematic differences between breathing & non-breathing conditions in front-crawl sprint swimming

Carla McCabe, Stelios Psycharakis, Ross Sanders

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Abstract

IntroductionDue to conflicting evidence (Payton et al., 1999; Vezos et al., 2007), the purpose of this study was to determine whether the breathing action in front crawl (FC) sprint swimming affects upper limb kinematics relative to a non-breathing stroke cycle (SC). MethodTen male competitive swimmers performed two 25m FC sprints: one breathing to their preferred side (Br) and one not breathing (NBr). Both swim trials were performed through a 6.75m3 calibrated space and recorded by six gen-locked JVC KY32 CCD cameras. The calculated variables were: average swim velocity, stroke length, stroke frequency, vertical and lateral hand displacement, elbow angle magnitudes, stroke phase durations and the horizontal and vertical hand acceleration. A paired t-test was used to assess statistical differences between the trials, with a confidence level of p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsBruce Mason
PublisherAustralian Institute of Sport
Pages47
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-0-646-91868-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventXIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming - Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceXIIth International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming
Period1/01/14 → …

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