The Effect of Upper Extremity TRX Training on The Number of Strokes and Swimming Degrees in 10-12 Year Swimmers


Eskiyecek C. G. , GÜL M. , Meseci B., Gul G. K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, cilt.9, ss.42-52, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.42-52

Özet

This study was conducted to determine the effects of 8-weeks TRX exercises toward upper extremity area of male swimmers in 10-12 age group on 25 meter and 50 meter freestyle swimming degrees and the number of 50 m strokes. 14 licensed and 7 amateur male athletes who are from Kocaeli Province Golciik Municipality Swimming Club voluntarily participated in this study. Participators were divided into three groups as Subject1 (n=7, age average = 11.14 +/- 0.69 years, height average = 1.53 +/- 0.06 m, bodyweight average = 39.16 +/- 6.11 kg stroke length average = 1.54 +/- 0.07 m), Subject2 (n=7, age average = 11 +/- 0.82 years, height average = 1.52 +/- 0.05 m, bodyweight average = 40.26 +/- 5.09 kg stroke length average = 1.53 +/- 0.05 m) and Control (n=7, age average = 11.14 +/- 0.9 years, height average = 1.52 +/- 0.05 m, bodyweight average = 43.31 +/- 7.35 kg and stroke length average = 1.50 +/- 0.05 m) groups. Athletes of Subject1 group performed 60 TRX exercises such as Push Up, Chest Press, Chest Fly, Low Row, Biceps Curl, Triceps Extension, Reaching Row toward upper extremity area in addition to 8-weeks swimming practices. TRX practices were performed for 3 days a week before swimming exercises. Subject2 group performed routine club swimming exercises only; the control group has not applied any exercises. Obtained data were analyzed by Paired-Samples t-test and One-Way ANOVA test in SPSS 24.0 packaged software. Results were evaluated at p<.05 significance level. It is determined in in-group comparisons that there are significant differences between 25 m and 50 m freestyle pretest and posttest swimming degrees (p<.05). Concerning between-groups comparisons, there are significant differences between posttest values of control and subject2 group in terms of both the number of 50 m stroke and 25 m and 50 m swimming degrees (p<.05). Regarding posttest values of control and subject1 group, there also are significant differences in both the number of 50 m strokes and 25 m freestyle swimming degrees (p<.05). We can say as the result of this study that TRX exercises toward upper extremity area of swimmers in 10-12 age group have a positive effect on the number of 50 m strokes and 25 m and 50 m freestyle degrees.