Strict Adherence To The 20-Second Rest Intervals

Strict Adherence To The 20-Second Rest Intervals

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Denaj Seymour of Nassau, Bahamas pointed out that the latest Swimming Science Bulletin by Brent S. Rushall, Ph.D. discusses the issue of resting time between Ultra-short Race-pace Training (USRPT) swim set repetitions in the pool.

The information by Professor Rushall is presented here.

One the most basic premises in Ultra-short Race-pace Training is the range of 15-20 seconds between a set of race-pace swims. This strict adherence to a predetermined rest interval is not only important and fundamental to successful outcomes with USRPT, but it is also extremely physically and mentally demanding.

It is tough to swim all-out at race pace for a series of 25s or 50s and especially 75s – and only get 20 seconds rest. But the benefits have been well-documented and are used widely among competitive swimmers.

What we find fascinating is that Professor Yoshiaki Sato of KAATSU Japan found similar results with his KAATSU Training back in the 1970s and the same strict adherence to a 20-second rest intervals between sets is also fundamental to KAATSU Training and KAATSU Aqua.

Just as Professor Rushall advocates 20-second rest intervals for competitive pool swimmers (e.g., 50-yard swims performed at 50-second intervals if the swimmer is hitting 30 seconds for his 50 swims,” observes ocean swimmer Steven Munatones who combines both USRPT with KAATSU in his training regimen. “So has Dr. Sato been been advocating for marathon runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers for decades when they do KAATSU. It is fascinating to compare the research data of these men who both independently came up with the same conclusion in two different countries focusing on different sports with different athletes.”

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