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As Take Home Message for How to Calculate How Many Calories You Burn When Swimming:  It is possible to estimate the energy cost of a training session or a race;  A training session of 3,000 meter at aerobic capacity pace will expend around 1,100 kcal; A sub-elite swimmer that races the 400 free in 4:00.00 expends 147 kcal (35g of carbs ...

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Something unique for our readers in this week’s interview. What follows are notes from a phone interview I conducted with Dr. Jan Prins, Ph.D. Dr. Prins is the Director of the Aquatic Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii at Manoa along with Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Swimming Research. He is one of the contributors to The Swim ...

The post Friday Interview: Dr. Jan Prins Speaks on Competitive Swimming appeared first on Swimming Science.

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The burden of shoulder problems highlights the need for injury prevention strategies. Identifying risk factors and developing strategies to prevent injury, based on these risk factors, are key components for preventing injuries in sports. This reflects the second and third step in the ‘sequence of prevention’ and ‘translating research into injury prevention practice’ models. Overall, 4,740 studies were excluded from ...

The post Risk factors for, and prevention of, shoulder injuries in overhead sports: a systematic review with best-evidence synthesis appeared first on Swimming Science.

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Take Home Points on 3 Things you Didn’t Know About Ultra-Endurance Swimming Ultra-endurance swimming often doesn’t result in maximal fatigue, cause hunger, or alter swimming hand path.This form of training isn’t as negative as some suggest on swimming skill. Many associate ultra-endurance swimming with pain and fatigue. However, we know little on the subject, despite it’s growing popularity. Now, many swimmers have ...

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Take home points1) Raised freestyle head position is one of the most common stroke flaws in freestyle2) Corrective strategies must be individualized to each swimmer3) Avenues for change include biomechanical, cognitive, and environmental Raised freestyle head position in freestyle is one of the most common stroke flaws in the pool at all levels of the sport. In the literature this ...

The post Five Tips for Improved Freestyle Head Position in Swimming appeared first on Swimming Science.

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Circle swimming is a fact of life for nearly every team.  Even if your current situation does not require circle swimming, it’s likely at some point in your career you have done it.  To be clear, many good things that come from circle swimming: the ability to accommodate more swimmers and the ability to group swimmers by speed are two ...

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Troubleshooting Series: Cervical Spine Understanding cause-and-effect lies in the heart of effective movement correction, both in and out of the water. The better grasp we have of the body’s movement fundamentals, the more capable we can decipher the visual presentation of stroke flaws. The quotations around “flaws” are intentional, as the flaw that catches our attention on deck may be ...

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We all have various cues to communicate with athletes.  Everyone’s cues vary with style, audience, and available tools such as video.  Clarity is our goal with athlete communications.  “Feel” does not always equate to “real”, which is why video is so powerful.  Regardless of whether you use video or not, what matters most is how the athlete internalizes cues.  As ...

The post External vs. Internal Focus for Optimal Skill Acquisition in Swimmers. appeared first on Swimming Science.

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It has been a while since my last dryland mistake post, but I’ve had many thoughts on poor dryland exercises over the past year. The reason for my absence in these posts was the negative connotations from the title. Nonetheless, the overall theme of this post is a larger point as dryland in swimming contains more problems than imaginable. I ...

The post Dryland Mistake: Band Bent-Over Row appeared first on Swimming Science.

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This is an interview with Dr. Lucas Wymore. Dr. Wymore recently published: Shoulder Functional Performance Status of National Collegiate Athletic Association Swimmers: Baseline Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic Scores. This interview discusses this research article, but don’t forget to look at Dr. Wymore’s other study: No correlation between stroke specialty and rate of shoulder pain in NCAA men swimmers. For more on Swimmer’s Shoulder checkout Swimmer’s Shoulder ...

The post Friday Interview: Dr. Wymore on Healthy Swimmers More Dysfunctional Than Injured Baseball Players: Swim Shoulder Pain appeared first on Swimming Science.

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