ASSISTED AND RESISTED SPRINT TRAINING MAY REDUCE ACTIVE DRAG IN SWIMMERS IN AN AEROBIC TRAINING PHASE

  • P.L. Kjendlie
  • T. Pedersen
Keywords: Swimming, biomechanics, active drag, assisted sprint, resisted sprint

Abstract

Active drag is one of the most important performance determining factors of swimming. Often, swimmers and coaches use assisted and resisted sprint training to enhance performance and one hypothesis is that sprinting with supramaximal velocity may, over time, help the swimmer to learn drag reducing mechanisms. The aim of this study was to investigate whether assisted and resisted sprint swimming may influence active drag.