Effect of Tuck Index on Impulse Produced during a Squat Jump in Swimmers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Adam Douglas Smith (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Advisor
Randy Schmitz

Abstract: Knowing what amount of tuck, as measured by tuck index, produces the highest impulse values during the push-off, along with push off phase duration and distance traveled by the center of mass during the push off phase of a squat jump, will help to optimize flip turn and overall swim performance. The purpose of this study was to determine how to optimize flip turn performance and thus overall swim performance through manipulating the amount of tuck during the push off phase of a squat jump, a task mechanically similar to the push off phase of flip turns. 28 subjects (8 male, 20

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Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Applied Mechanics, swim performance, flip turn
Subjects
Swimming $x Physiological aspects.
Swimming $x Starts and turns.