Drafting during swimming improves efficiency during subsequent cycling.

  title={Drafting during swimming improves efficiency during subsequent cycling.},
  author={Anne Delextrat and V{\'e}ronique Tricot and Thierry Bernard and Fabrice Vercruyssen and Christophe Hausswirth and Jeanick Brisswalter},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={35 9},
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of drafting (i.e., swimming directly behind a competitor) while swimming with a wet suit on physiological parameters and cadence during subsequent cycling. METHODS Eight well-trained male triathletes underwent two submaximal sessions conducted in a counterbalanced order. One of these sessions (SAC) consisted of a 750-m swim, performed at competition pace, followed by a 15-min ride on a bicycle ergometer at 75% of maximal… CONTINUE READING
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