Maximal mechanical power during a taper in elite swimmers.

  title={Maximal mechanical power during a taper in elite swimmers.},
  author={Joel D. Trinity and Matthew D. Pahnke and Edwin C Reese and Edward F. Coyle},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={38 9},
INTRODUCTION Insight regarding the fluctuations in neuromuscular function among athletes during a taper is lacking. PURPOSE This study examined the time course of changes in maximal mechanical power (Pmax), torque at power maximum (T), velocity at power maximum (V), and swim performance (m x s(-1)) that occur during the taper. METHODS Using an arm ergometer with inertial loading, measurements were made during the week prior to the initiation of the taper (high volume, HV), during the 2- to… CONTINUE READING


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