The influence of stroke mechanics into energy cost of elite swimmers

@article{Barbosa2008TheIO,
  title={The influence of stroke mechanics into energy cost of elite swimmers},
  author={Tiago M. Barbosa and Ricardo Jorge Fernandes and K. Keskinen and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Vilas-Boas},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={139-149}
}
The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationships between energy cost (C), swimming velocity (v), stroke frequency (SF) and stroke length (SL) in top-level swimmers. Eighteen elite swimmers (four freestylers, five backstrokers, five breaststrokers and four butterflyers) performed an intermittent set of n × 200 m swims (n ≤ 8) with increasing velocity. The oxygen consumption was measured breath-by-breath by a portable metabolic cart (K4 b2, Cosmed, Rome, Italy). A respiratory snorkel… CONTINUE READING
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