Get Wet, Get Fit: The Complete Guide to Getting a Swimmer's Body

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Megan Quann Jendrick and her husband and personal trainer offer a complete training regimen -- including a diet program -- that will enable everyone to achieve the body of their dreams through swimming.

Elite-level swimmers share a common trait -- their toned, shapely bodies. Get Wet, Get Fit shows how anyone, regardless of age or size, can use swimming to get into the best condition of their lives. The Jendricks offer detailed instructions along with underwater photographs that illustrate how to achieve proper form and technique for the four basic strokes -- backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle.

But unlike the average training manual or how-to book, Get Wet, Get Fit also provides:
  • Training regimens for everyone from beginners to Olympic-level competitors, including dynamic drills for strengthening, fat loss, and endurance
  • Physique-building workout routines (with and without weights) for dry land
  • A complete diet plan, including tempting recipes and menus (swimmers need carbohydrates, so this is a diet to love)
  • Tips from world-class swimmers

Low impact and gentle on the joints, swimming is one of the most enjoyable and exhilarating ways to exercise, but Get Wet, Get Fit shows how it can also be one of the most effective ways to get your body into top shape.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Key Concepts
11
Breaststroke
17
Freestyle
31
Backstroke
45
Butterfly
53
Starts
61
Turns
69
The Swimmers Nutrition Program
124
Recipes
155
Dryland Training
167
Stretching
193
Medicine Ball Training
201
CrossTraining
207
Rehabilitation
221
Final Thoughts 229
226

Racing Tips
77
Tools of the Pool
81
Training Sets
85
Drills
113
Swimming Resources 235
226
Acknowledgments 237
226
Index 239
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About the author (2008)

Megan Quann Jendrick won two gold medals in the 2000 Olympics and is a longtime member of the U.S. National swim team. She has won ten titles and ten U.S. Open titles, and set twenty-six American records.

Nathan Jendrick, is an amateur bodybuilder, competitive swimmer, personal trainer, and freelance writer. Aa frequent contributor to TimedFinals.com and creator and host of the Deck Pass radio show, he is the author of Dunks, Doubles, Doping: How Steroids Are Killing American Athletics.

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