ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
TheRelation Propulsive Force to Anthropometrical
Measures of Teenager’s Elite Swimmers
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad
University, Shoushtar, Iran.
It is reported that During four passed decades, a great deal of attention gas been given to the presupposed relationship between body shape dimensions and hydrodynamic resistance related drag for actively swimming subjects to anthropometric variables(3). The development of a new direct method of determining active drag (IMAD) warranted a reevaluation of this relationship (2), which was the aim of present work.
Twenty one elite teenager swimmers with different body shape ranging in age from 11 to 14 years and in mass from 35 to 70 kg have volunteered in this study. They were requested to swim a 10 meter distance as fast as they could and three to five trials with enough rest in between. They have also been instructed to glide at the end of 10 meter swim, by whistling, until still position. The time of 10 meter swim and the glide distance were measured with reasonable precision (10-2 sec. and 10-2 m respectively). The variables were weight, body fat, lean body mass, height, arm length, head circumference, arm circumference distance, foot length, arm girth relaxed and arm girth fixed and tensed, lower limb length, metacarpal width, thorax circumference.
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