RELATIVE FORCE AND PAP IN SWIMMING START PERFORMANCE

  • Francisco Cuenca-Fernández
  • Sonia Taladriz
  • Gracia López-Contreras
  • Blanca de la de la Fuente
  • Javier Argüelles
  • Raúl Arellano
Keywords: Warm-Up, swimming starts, PAP, YoYo Squat flywheel device

Abstract

Firstly, it was studied the relationship between relative force (Frel) of the lower limbs in a isotonic Lunge test, with the performance in a swimming kick start (SS). Afterwards, were applied two Postactivation-Potentiation (PAP) specific warm ups in order to analyze their effect in performance considering the Frel of the subjects. Trained swimmers (n=14) volunteered in this study. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients were used to verify the relationship between relative force and kinematic variables of a SS. Results revealed high correlation between relative force and performance in SS (Dive Distance: R2=0.872, p<0.001; Horizontal Hip Velocity: R2=0.308, p=0.049; Time to 15m: R2=-0.813, p<0.001). After PAP, swimmers with higher relative force showed a higher improvement on the kinematic variables of SS than those with lower values of strength.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities