Comparison of the effects of active, passive and mixed warm ups on swimming performance.
Adams, S; Psycharakis, Stelios
AIM: The aim of this paper was to compare the effects of an active (AWU), passive (PWU) and mixed warm up (MWU) on swimming performance. METHODS: Eight male competitive swimmers completed each type of WU and, following a 20-minute rest, performed a maximum 100m test on their specialised stroke. The order of WUs was randomized and there was a 7-day period between subsequent testing sessions. The time taken to complete the 100m trial was the performance measure. The rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was measured immediately post WU, while heart rate (HR) was measured pre and post WU and pre and post the maximum swim. During the 20-minute rest, the swimmers' psychological state was assessed with the CSAI-2 questionnaire.
RESULTS: Post WU HR and RPE had the lowest values following the AWU and the highest values following the PWU (P
Adams, S., & Psycharakis, S. (2014). Comparison of the effects of active, passive and mixed warm ups on swimming performance. Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 54(5), 559-565
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Oct 7, 2014|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||active (AWU); passive (PWU); mixed (MWU); warm ups; training practices; swimming; performance;|
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