Maria Francesca Piacentini, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Rome Foro Italico. Her research interests include overreaching and overtraining, training monitoring, and more recently, open water swimming and particularly the use of wetsuits in triathlon and open water swimming.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-An overview of the literature of wetsuits, and how wetsuits change performance, biomechanical, physiological and perceptual variables
-Comparing wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimming at a fixed speed and using a longer protocol to assess fatiguability with and without wetsuit
-Discussion points on wetsuit familiarity, when and how to use a wetsuit in training, using a trisuit underneath the wetsuit, the impact of water temperature, etc.
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Wetsuit Use During Open Water Swimming. Does It “Suit” Everybody? A Narrative Review - Quagliarotti et al. 2021
Sempre con le ali ai piedi. Una vita da campione olimpico - Stefano Baldini's autobiography
Il guardiano della collina dei ciliegi - book by Franco Faggiani (about Japanese marathon runner Shizo Kanakuri)
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