Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 3 - 2020
Acute Effects of Four Different Swimming Techniques on Inspiratory Strength, Endurance, and Fatigue
Bilal Coşkun, Mustafa Özdal* and Mehmet Vural
Department of Physical Education and Sport, Gaziantep University Performance Laboratory, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Mustafa Özdal, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Gaziantep University Performance Laboratory, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey.
Received: December 12, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Background: The importance of the respiratory system in swimming is recognized by sports scientists. However, the effects of swimming techniques on the respiratory system have not been adequately investigated.

Objective: Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the acute effects of four different swimming techniques on inspiratory strength, endurance, and fatigue.

Methods: For this purpose, 18 young competitive swimmers participated in this study. First, baseline values in the respiratory system of the swimmers were determined for the control measurement without swimming. In the experimental measurement, the subjects performed four different swimming techniques randomly. After the swimming techniques were performed, inspiratory strength, endurance, and fatigue tests were carried out immediately. Repeated-measures one-way analysis of variance and least significant difference tests were used for statistical analysis.

Results: The four different swimming techniques had decreased the respiratory muscle strength and endurance and had increased the respiratory muscle fatigue (p < 0.05). In addition, the negative effects of front crawl and butterfly-style swimming techniques were higher than those of other techniques (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: In conclusion, the four different swimming techniques adversely affect respiratory muscle strength, endurance, and fatigue. The main sources of these effects are natural resistance to exercise, water pressure, and horizontal position in swimming.

Keywords: Swimming; Respiratory; Strength; Fatigue; Endurance


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Citation: Bilal Coşkun., et al. “Acute Effects of Four Different Swimming Techniques on Inspiratory Strength, Endurance, and Fatigue”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 10.3 (2021): 64-75.

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