does swimming build muscle

Does Swimming Build Muscle

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Brad Schoenfeld and Bret Contreras have been discussing these topics in great detail, so if you want more information, please see the related reading below for further reading. This article will outline the three mechanisms for muscle growth and provide some insight on this importance for swimmers. Many realize gaining strength, in swimming, or any avenue requires overloading the muscle with added …

Swimmers vs. Bodybuilders

Swimmers vs. Bodybuilders

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Hell, head to the DMV and you will find many individuals which are bigger than me because they eat and get bigger (most likely have cardiovascular disease or type II diabetes, but that’s erroneous in this case). However, you often times do not see a little guy performing immaculate feats of strength on a regular basis. Who doesn’t remember Gil …

Post-Activation Potentiation for Swimmers

Post-Activation Potentiation for Swimmers

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I have competitive experience mainly as sprinter and some some experience in soccer and judo. I started to work as coach and consultant for different populations (endurance and team sport athletes, soccer referees, fire-fighters aspirants, etc.) in 2002 after the completion of the Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Sciences. From 2003, I started with my post-graduate formation that finished in …

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Choosing Repetitions for Dryland Training

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Last week Dr. John covered the critical point of regressions and progressions (Dryland Mistake: Exercise Progressions and Regressions). Choosing the most effective exercise often depends on how many repetitions one can perform. In this post we’ll cover variables coaches must consider in choosing repetition schemes. There is no single best repetition scheme, but repetitions must always align with goals for …

Should swimmers do lunges

Should Swimmers do Lunges

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One of the biggest benefits of dry-land is helping prevent the repetitive demands of swimming. Unfortunately, many breaststroke swimmers [learn how to swim the breaststroke] already have a lot of repetitive stress on their medial knee structures, causing lax ligaments, which can be perpetuated by poor lunge biomechanics [Ryan Lochte’s Knee MCL Rehabilitation] . To ensure proper form, safe progressions …

Influence Of Morphology And Strength On Front Crawl Swimming Speed In Junior And Youth Age Group Swimmers.

Influence Of Morphology And Strength On Front Crawl Swimming Speed In Junior And Youth Age Group Swimmers.

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Abstract: Influence Of Morphology And Strength On Front Crawl Swimming Speed In Junior And Youth Age Group Swimmers. OBJECTIVES: This study, conducted in two male age groups, was aimed at analysing the influence of body properties, dry-land strength and swimming strength on 50 m crawl (VCrawl). METHODS: We examined two competitive groups, Youth (20.6 ± 1.05), and Junior, (17.3 ± …

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plyometrics for swimmers

Plyometrics For Swimming

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We’ve covered plyometrics for swimmers several times on this site, but it’s a topic worth revisiting as many teams are in the early season, and ready to install new programming if they haven’t already done so.  With images of Ryan Lochte’s epic training routines shown across the globe during the Olympics, it’s natural that more want to copy the world’s …

Low Back Instability in Swimmers

Low Back Instability in Swimmers

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Low Back Instability in Swimmers and What to do about it! Excessive low back movement is directly correlated with low back pain. Excessive shoulder range of motion directly correlates with shoulder pain. Excessive ankle mobility directly correlates with ankle pain. Following the trend? Therefore, learning how to control these joints and providing adequate stability at each segment is essential. How does a …