SIR 9: A Critical Look At USRPT

Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (USRPT) In Swimming: Current Perspectives

I sat with this article for awhile as I tried to clearly understand it’s perspective. it’s not that it was a hard read, but as a firm supporter of USRPT I needed to distance myself from my emotions before I could appreciate the points of the authors.

Whether you support USRPT or you are skeptical I encourage you to read this paper for what it is. It is not bashing or attacking USRPT in any way. Rather, it is a healthy challenge, as all scientific claims should be challenged. After you’re done reading I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Ultra-Short Race-Pace Training (USRPT) In Swimming: Current Perspectives