USE OF A NEW INDIRECT METHOD IN DETERMINING THE CONTRIBUTION OF LEGS AND HANDS TO PROPULSION IN FRONT CRAWL

  • M. M. Shahbazi
  • A. A. Ravassi
  • R. H. Taghavi
Keywords: arms and legs contributions, coordination, front crawl

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to determine the contributions of arms and legs action in front crawl. So far many researchers using different methods, such as oxygen consumption, filming and measurement of active drag, measured and reported the percentage of arms and legs contributions to propulsive force. A newly indirect measurement of active drag IMAD, which has recently been introduced, enabled us to estimate not only the percentage of arms and legs contributions but also the percentage of swimmers´ arms and legs coordination. Our results have been well comparable with other researchers’ results.