Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue Affects Broadest Muscle in the Back During Front Crawl

A paper was published online in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research that revealed how “the presence of inspiratory muscle fatigue affects the activity of the latissimus dorsi during front crawl sprinting.”

Research:

Inspiratory muscle fatigue affects latissimus dorsi but not pectoralis major activity during arms only front crawl sprinting
Lomax M, Tasker L, Bostanci O.

Purpose of the study:

“To determine whether inspiratory muscle fatigue affects the muscle activity of the latissimus dorsi and pectoralis major during maximal arms only front crawl swimming.”

Findings:

“…the presence of inspiratory muscle fatigue affects the activity of the latissimus dorsi during front crawl sprinting.”

Read the Abstract on PubMed.

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