The Effect of Hypoxic Training Upon the Speed of Sprint Freestyle in High School Competitive Swimming

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This study investigated possible effects of hypoxic training upon speed of high school sprint freestyle. Thirty-eight subjects, grouped as their two schools, performed identical loads during the ten-week program. The Experimental group used hypoxic techniques for about one-half of each workout. Pretests and posttests conducted for the 50-yard and 100-yard distances yielded highly correlated mean scores, with marked differences between the two groups. Analysis of covariance was used, selecting the .05 level for rejection. The comparison of adjusted group means indicated neither group superior at 50 yards, while the 100-yard F-ratio was significant at the .0047 level favoring hypoxic training. ... continued below

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Young, William Lee August 1976.

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This study investigated possible effects of hypoxic training upon speed of high school sprint freestyle. Thirty-eight subjects, grouped as their two schools, performed identical loads during the ten-week program. The Experimental group used hypoxic techniques for about one-half of each workout.
Pretests and posttests conducted for the 50-yard and 100-yard distances yielded highly correlated mean scores, with marked differences between the two groups. Analysis of covariance was used, selecting the .05 level for rejection.
The comparison of adjusted group means indicated neither group superior at 50 yards, while the 100-yard F-ratio was significant at the .0047 level favoring hypoxic training.
It is recommended that hypoxic techniques be incorporated into existing programs, possibly benefitting other strokes.

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Young, William Lee. The Effect of Hypoxic Training Upon the Speed of Sprint Freestyle in High School Competitive Swimming, thesis, August 1976; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504335/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .