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Associations Between Dry Land Strength and Power Measurements with Swimming Performance in Elite Athletes: a Pilot Study

Pedro Morouço
  • Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal
  • Research Center for Human Movement Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
/ Henrique Neiva
  • Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal
  • Research Centre for Sport Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), Vila Real, Portugal
/ Juan González-Badillo
  • University of Pablo de Olavied, Seville, Spain
/ Nuno Garrido
  • Research Centre for Sport Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), Vila Real, Portugal
  • Department of Sport Sciences, Exercise and Health, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal
/ Daniel Marinho
  • Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal
  • Research Centre for Sport Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), Vila Real, Portugal
/ Mário Marques
  • Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal
  • Research Centre for Sport Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), Vila Real, Portugal
Published Online: 2011-10-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10078-011-0065-2

Associations Between Dry Land Strength and Power Measurements with Swimming Performance in Elite Athletes: a Pilot Study

The main aim of the present study was to analyze the relationships between dry land strength and power measurements with swimming performance. Ten male national level swimmers (age: 14.9 ± 0.74 years, body mass: 60.0 ± 6.26 kg, height: 171.9 ± 6.26, 100 m long course front crawl performance: 59.9 ± 1.87 s) volunteered as subjects. Height and Work were estimated for CMJ. Mean power in the propulsive phase was assessed for squat, bench press (concentric phase) and lat pull down back. Mean force production was evaluated through 30 s maximal effort tethered swimming in front crawl using whole body, arms only and legs only. Swimming velocity was calculated from a maximal bout of 50 m front crawl. Height of CMJ did not correlate with any of the studied variables. There were positive and moderate-strong associations between the work during CMJ and mean propulsive power in squat with tethered forces during whole body and legs only swimming. Mean propulsive power of bench press and lat pull down presented positive and moderate-strong relationships with mean force production in whole body and arms only. Swimming performance is related with mean power of lat pull down back. So, lat pull down back is the most related dry land test with swimming performance; bench press with force production in water arms only; and work during CMJ with tethered forces legs only.

Keywords: countermovement jump; squat; bench press; lat pull down back; tethered swimming

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Published Online: 2011-10-04

Published in Print: 2011-09-01


Citation Information: Journal of Human Kinetics, ISSN (Online) 1899-7562, ISSN (Print) 1640-5544, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10078-011-0065-2. Export Citation

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