Reply To: When to abandon a set
Here is my confusion. It seems like 2 conflicting suggestions.
UNDERSTANDING A USRPT SET
Brent S. Rushall, PhD
September 1, 2013
“In the USRPT format, when a repetition is slower than the desired race-pace, the
swimmer misses the next repetition and enjoys more recovery than is possible in the
usual 20-second rest period. When sufficient fatigue has occurred to thwart the desired
level of performance, that level of performance disruption is known as a “training effect”
(Rushall & Pyke, 1991). In the practical implementation of USRPT, a swimmer is
allowed to fail two more times after extra recovery is allowed before the set is abandoned.”
SWIMMING SCIENCE BULLETIN
Produced, edited, and copyrighted by
Professor Emeritus Brent S. Rushall, San Diego State University
“Two failures in a row. Set abandoned.”
- This reply was modified 7 years ago by Denaj.