In this webinar, we share which performance metrics make the difference in swimming, how you can measure those and how you put them into practice. Watch the webinar:
[01:29] Physiological testing in swimming: which metrics are of interest?
[02:40] VO2max – Maximum aerobic performance. How to test VO2max without measuring it during the swim.
[07:40] VLamax – Maximum glycolytic performance. Why non-sprint measures tell you something about VLamax.
[12:00] Economy – energy cost vs speed. Why oxygen uptake is not a good marker for energy demand and how to tackle that. And how to know whether you should focus more on improving economy or on increasing VO2max or VLamax.
[19:00] Energy contribution – % aerobic vs % anaerobic. And how this tells you what you should focus on in training.
[20:20] Anaerobic threshold (or MLSS). The definition, why it does not occur at a specific lactate concentration per se (e.g. 4mmmol) and how the body behaves above and below threshold.
[25:50] Lactate kinetics. And how you can predict lactate values using this information.
[31:30] Testing protocols: how to measure those metrics?
Using 3 efforts & lactate values only
[36:50] What to do when you also want to add swimming economy.
[37:50] Adding body composition to the results.
[38:20] Follow up assessments: testing smart!
Monitoring the athlete over time. How to easily see if your athlete is adapting, using 1 single effort only.
[44:35] Turning data into information: interpretation of results
[47:00] Interplay VO2max & VLamax
[51:45] Understanding energy demand & supply
[53:50] Application to training: game changer TZB
Comparing 2 athletes and the training effect
[58:40] Training zones
Sebastian Weber – INSCYD Mastering Performance
Sebastian has been head coach in professional endurance sports for more than 12 years. After his studies of sport science and molecular human biology, Sebastian ran several research projects on muscular energy metabolism and its adaptation to training.
Since 2015 Sebastian works as an performance consultant for several national federations, including the French and German swimming federation. Sebastian ran workshops for the FINA on performance assessment in the pool, is a presenter at the 2018 golden coaches clinic. He is co-Author of the book Science in Swimming by NOVA.