oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Power systems: Implications for high-intensity swim training
|Article Title||Power systems: Implications for high-intensity swim training|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 MRC/UCT Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit, Sports Science Institute of Newlands, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 1995|
|Pages||4 - 5|
|Keyword(s)||Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), Aerobic glycolytic system, Anaerobic glycolysis, Creatine phosphate (CP), Lactate tolerance, Mechanical work force, Oxygen-independent, Phosphagen system, Planned race pace, Power produced, Resist fatigue, Speed intensity, Stored chemical energy and Type o f workouts|
Many coaches steadfastly believe that improvements in performance are directly related to the volume of work performed during training, and that a swimmer can only reach her/his full potential by undertaking extremely long and arduous training sessions. Competitive swimmers, for example, often train between two and four hours each day swimming up to 20,000 metres, with an energy expenditure exceeding 4,500 kcal/day.
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