Are You Destined to be a Great Athlete? It May be in Your Genes!
Your parents may be to thank - or to blame - for how you respond to exercise, and the genes responsible are slowly being identified. Beyond physical traits, there are significant genetic differences in people’s inclination to be physically active. Likewise, different people may achieve different results from the same activity.
Biomechanics: Frequently Asked Questions - USA Swimming
Looking for answers to: What is the? What is all the hype about the full body suits? What is stroke digitization? Does it make a difference if you breathe every 2 or 3 strokes? Can I work on my stroke and still swim fast? What is the best way to swim a race? How has the technology involved in swimming changed over the years? Some of the answrs are here.
Coaching Science Abstracts
These abstracts interpret research articles for practicing coaches and others interested in applied sport science. They are drawn from the personal files of Professor Brent S.Rushall. Some dated articles are included because their content is still current. Most articles are interpreted for coaches of elite athletes and programs.
Exercise Physiology: Frequently Asked Questions - USA Swimmi
Looking for answers to: What are some strength training programs that could help me? How should I balance my water and dryland training? How does strength training vary? What is a VO2 max test and what does it mean? What is a typical body composition value for swimmers? What is a typical VO2max? Some of the answers are here.
Lift vs. Drag Propulsion
Which is it? Or is it both? Will the answer ever really be determined?
A great site to view sequential stills of technique, results of various performance tests, and comparisons of race components among the world's best swimmers.
Swimmers Can Improve Their Swimming Performance by Training Respiratory Muscles
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that swimmers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles.