Kukors skal nú venja seg av aftur við superdraktirnar

Amerikanska Ariana Kukors fekk sítt gjøgnumbrot á HM í Rom í summar, tá ið hon vann gull í 200 blandað, og tvær ferðir betraði um heimsmetið sum avstralska Stephanie Rice annars átti. The Washington Post hevur eina áhugaverda grein her á reachforthewall.com, har hon og venjarin Hutchinson greiða frá hvussu tey miðvíst testaðu ymiskar ‘superdraktir’, og broyttu teknikkin hjá henni til at hóska til draktina.

It didn’t take great insight to notice that the impermeable suits worked as pure flotation aids, Hutchison said, helping swimmers keep their feet up with less effort. That, in turn, allowed Kukors to hold her head higher without losing that body position. And the high head, Hutchison realized, provided a significant strength boost to her stroke.

How? By allowing her to utilize her pectoral muscles more fully. (To make the scientific theory more plain, he said, consider how a person executes pull-ups when fatigued — by throwing the head back to get more power from the pecs).

Another change came in the tempo of Kukors’s breaststroke kick — she slowed it down to take advantage of the speed at which she could move with her legs closed. Particularly with the Jaked suit, which Kukors wore at the world championships, Kukors seemed to be able to glide faster and longer underwater.

“I think the majority of swimmers and coaches didn’t make any changes and either got lucky and got a big benefit or got unlucky and got no benefit,” Hutchison said. “We tried to be proactive and learn what works with the suits.”

Nú er støðan tó ørvísi, við tað at superdraktirnar verða forbodnar tann 1. januar 2010, og hon tí skal til at avlæra tað sum hon hevur lært seg síðsta árið. Hutchinson heldur tó ikki at tað verður so øgiliga torført, við tað at hon ‘bara’ skal venda aftur til tað hon gjørdi upprunaliga, áðrenn draktirnar.

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  1. by throwing the head back to get more power from the pecs
    Very good point. Eg síggi hatta hvønn dag, men havi ikki hugsa handan vegin.. cool 😉

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