Swimming constraints and arm coordination.

  title={Swimming constraints and arm coordination.},
  author={Ludovic Seifert and Didier Chollet and Annie H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Rouard},
  journal={Human movement science},
  volume={26 1},
Following Newell's concept of constraint (1986), we sought to identify the constraints (organismic, environmental and task) on front crawl performance, focusing on arm coordination adaptations over increasing race paces. Forty-two swimmers (15 elite men, 15 mid-level men and 12 elite women) performed seven self-paced swim trials (race paces: as if competitively swimming 1500m, 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m, 50m, and maximal velocity, respectively) using the front crawl stroke. The paces were race… CONTINUE READING

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