The purpose of this study was to review the literature on the relationship between dry-land resistance training and swim start performance in competitive swimming. It is common practice in competitive swimming to use dry-land resistance training to increase muscular strength and power. Given the explosive nature of the swim start, it would appear that high levels of lower body muscular strength and power are necessary to enhance this component in swimming. Performance in total body jumping exercises shared a stronger relationship to start performance than single joint exercises. This may reflect the requirement for force and power to be developed across multiple joints in the swim start.
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|ISBS Proceedings Archive
|Published - 2018
|The 36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports 2018 - Sir Paul Reeves Building, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) City Campus, Auckland., Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Sept 2018 → 14 Sept 2018
Conference number: 36th
https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/isbs-2018 (Conference website)