Strength Training for Faster Swimming

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 163 pages

In order to enhance your performance, swimming alone is not enough. An effective strength training is crucial if you want to improve your swimming times. This book shows you what types of strength training benefit swimming and how to develop a winning routine. It includes swim-specific strength- training and lots of sample workouts.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
MAKING STRENGTH TRAINING COUNT
21
THE SWIMMING MUSCLES
31
STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTH TRAINING
49
LETS GET SPECIFIC
59
THE FUNDAMENTALS
97
ROUTINES AND CIRCUITS
107
MEASURING PROGRESS
159
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Blythe Lucero has been coaching swimming for more than 25 years. She currently oversees BEAR Swimming, Berkeley Barracudas and Berkeley Aquatic Masters, where she brings her passion for swimming to the development and training of swimmers of all ages, from novice to world class. Blythe grew up in Berkeley, California in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. "Strength Training for Faster Swimming" is her fifth book, following the three-book-series "Coach Blythes Swim Workouts", the successful book "The 100 Best Swimming Drills" published in 2007, and "Masters Swimming - A Manual" published in 2006.

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