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Effect of different warm-up procedures on subsequent swim and overall sprint distance triathlon performance.
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PMID:  22067241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study investigated the effect of three warm-up procedures on subsequent swimming and overall triathlon performance. Seven moderately-trained, amateur triathletes completed four separate testing sessions comprising one swimming time trial (STT) and three sprint distance triathlons (SDT). Prior to each SDT, athletes completed one of three 10 min warm-up protocols including: (a) A swim only warm-up (SWU), (b) A run-swim warm up (RSWU), and (c) A control trial of no warm-up (NWU). Each subsequent SDT included a 750 m swim, a 500 kJ (∼20 km) ergometer cycle, and a 5 km treadmill run, which the athletes performed at their perceived race intensity. Blood lactate, ratings of perceived exertion, core temperature and heart rate were recorded over the course of each SDT, along with the measurement of swim speed, swim stroke rate and swim stroke length. There were no significant differences in individual discipline split times or overall triathlon times between the NWU, SWU and RSWU trials (p>0.05). Furthermore, no difference existed between trials for any of the swimming variables measured (p>0.05), nor did they significantly differ from the preliminary STT (p>0.05). The findings of this study suggest that warming-up prior to a SDT provides no additional benefit to subsequent swimming, or overall triathlon performance.
Authors:
Martyn J Binnie; Grant Landers; Peter Peeling
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Western Australian Institute of Sport. Mt Claremont, WA 6010, Australia; 2School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia.
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