Reply To: Reverse Periodization
Hmm, I’m not reading it that way. In the change column, TP has rate go up and DPS go down almost equally for no change in time. In RP both decrease which would mean a decrease in velocity and a slower time. Must be a typo or they didn’t explain it correctly.
The MDC test is weird. It says it’s a drag test but they loaded weight which wouldn’t have anything to do with the typical drag components. I threw that one out.
Reduction in drag is the best way to go faster but that shows up in the DPS, which decreased in both groups. I’m just picking on the study. It was translated into English so I’m guessing there are some translation issues.
As for the relationship between DPS and SR this is my favorite study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5636248_The_influence_of_stroke_mechanics_into_energy_cost_of_elite_swimmers