Strength Training for Faster Swimming

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 163 pages
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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 two teams, Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and Barkeley Barracudas, 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, CA in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. In addition to coaching swimming, she trains Water Safety Instructors for the Red Cross.

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