Complete Conditioning for Swimming

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Human Kinetics, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 241 pages
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From more powerful strokes to quicker turns, propel yourself to improved times with Complete Conditioning for Swimming.

This multidimensional training program uses fitness assessments to tailor strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises to each swimmer's individual needs.

Dave Salo, coach of Olympic medalists Rebecca Soni, Lenny Krayzelburg, Aaron Peirsol, Amanda Beard, and Jason Lezak, and Scott A. Riewald, performance specialist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, have teamed up to create a comprehensive program that provides you with the following tools to improve your times:

- Exercises and drills for each stroke

- Event-based workouts and programs

- Dryland training

- Tapering for peak performance

- Year-round conditioning plans

- Nutrition before, during, and after swim meets

In addition, the 80-minute DVD takes you to the pool and into the gym to demonstrate the drills and exercises used by the sport's elite. Complete Conditioning for Swimming is simply the best guide to preparing your body for competitive success.


 

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Contents

Fitness Tests
11
Warming Up and Cooling
19
Enhancing Flexibility
20
Dynamic WarmUps
22
Tailoring Training for Specific
33
LowerBody Foundational Strength Exercises
40
UpperBody Foundational Strength Exercises
46
StrokeSpecific Exercises
55
Developing Explosive
113
Preventing Coping With
147
Nutrition and Hydration
165
Creating a Strength
185
Race Data
227
Butterfly and Breaststroke
236
About the Authors
241
Copyright

Building Endurance
77

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Dave Salo has been one of the nation's top swimming coaches for more than 20 years and currently is the head coach of the USC men's and women's swimming teams. Before joining the Trojan swim program, Salo served as head coach of Irvine Novaquatics, where he trained Olympic medalists Lenny Krayzelburg, Aaron Peirsol, Amanda Beard, and Jason Lezak. Salo has coached Olympic medalists such as Rebecca Soni, Jessica Hardy, Ous Mellouli, Vladimir Morozov, Larsen Jensen, Gabe Woodward, Staciana Stitts, Colleen Lanne, Ricky Berens, Eric Shanteau, Haley Anderson, Krayzelburg, Peirsol, Beard, and Lezak. Over his career, he has continued to serve at the national level, accepting coaching assignments for the United States at the 2005 World Championships and the 2001 Goodwill Games. In 2010, he was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. SwimNews.com named Salo 2010 international Women's Coach of the Year. In 2012 he completed his third U.S. Olympic staff coaching assignment, serving as a U.S. Olympic women's swim team assistant coach. Thirteen of Salo's swimmers from USC competed for a combined 10 countries at the 2012 Olympics. Salo earned his MS and PhD in exercise physiology from USC and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Scott A. Riewald is a performance technologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, where he focuses on biomechanics and technology for endurance sports. Previously, he was USA Swimming's biomechanics director at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where he worked with many of the nation's top swimmers. During his tenure, he lectured throughout the United Sates on the use of science to improve performance of individual swimmers and entire teams. He also worked as the biomechanics director for the United States Tennis Association in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Riewald is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a certified personal trainer, and he earned his MS and PhD in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, he was a competitive swimmer at Boston University, where he still holds several school and conference records. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, photography, and spending time with his family.

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