The Effect of Isokinetic Training on Maximum Torque Output of Swimmers, Using the Akron Isokinetic Dynamometer
AbstractThe important aspect of isokinetic exercise is that it allows the muscles to move at a constant predetermined angular velocity. This mode of exercise is based upon electromechanical devices with feedback systems which maintain the preset angular velocity of the limbs around the joint to be tested. The importance of isokinetic strength training for swimming performance is well supported by a number of studies (3, 7, 13). The purpose of this study was to determine if isokinetic training using a new isokinetic dynamometer, (AKRON, Ipswich, England), would increase the isokinetic strength of swimmers.
Coaching and Sports Activities