Dr Ben Jones – Key Advances in Measuring the Effect of Training in Competitive Swimmers
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Underwater near-infrared spectroscopy can measure training adaptations in adolescent swimmers’, from PeerJ. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4393
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Swimming was one of the nine original Olympic sports in 1896, and to this day, remains one of the most popular competitive and recreational sports. However, methods to track the effect of training programmes and physiological changes in swimmers have lagged behind those of other sports due to difficulties caused by the aquatic environment. Dr Ben Jones and his team from the University of Essex have used a novel underwater near infrared spectrometer to monitor the effects of a training programme on muscle oxygenation in teenage swimmers.
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