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Core Workout

Most sports stress the importance of core strength, but it is undeniably vital in swimming.  A strong core is required for good rotation, strong strokes and an indefatigable kick.  With a week core, your shoulders and hips may not rotate … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Break Every Now and Again

This evening I met up with my former flatmate from Scotland. We reminisced about the good ol’ days and laughed at long forgotten stories. Sitting down to write today’s post with Scotland on my mind, I couldn’t help but think … Continue reading

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Straighten Out and Rotate

I may sound like a broken record, droning “rotate, rotate, rotate” over and over again, but unfortunately, that doesn’t make it any less true. Rotation is vital to long-axis strokes (i.e., freestyle and backstroke) for three main reasons: By rotating … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Swim for Time

I find it helpful to do a “test-run” every once in a while.  Every workout you should push yourself, but you should actually race for time every once in a while.  Not daily, not weekly, but maybe monthly it’s a … Continue reading

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100 x 25’s

Today we’re going to get a little eccentric.  We’re doing 100 x 25’s.  But here’s the trick, you’re going to swim half of the length of the pool, turn in the middle, and swim back.  No walls turns are a … Continue reading

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A Bit of It All

I’m in the mood for a little of everything.  Today we’re squeezing in sprints, drills, kicking and pull.  So grab your gear and hop in! 200 warm up 1 x 25 sprint 2 x 25 kick on right side, kick … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Workout

Today New York Family published Making Waves, an article focusing on swim teams.  The article includes interviews of several young swimmers who state their favorite strokes and it also includes advice from Physique Swimming’s Vadim Shoyket. Reading about swim team … Continue reading

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A Workout for Your Inner Child

Today the heat is sweltering.  It’s the beginning of the oppressive summer weather that blankets New York City every year.  Now, it’s easy to look at this weather and think to yourself, “How in the world am I supposed to … Continue reading

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Hold Your Breath Workout

Today I met up with a friend and I mentioned that I needed to do my weekly Wednesday Workout.  He gave me a funny look as it was already 9pm, so I explained, “Every Wednesday I post a new workout … Continue reading

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Little Mini Sets

Okay ladies and gentlemen, today we’re going to keep mixing it up.  No long sets, just a lot of little mini sets.  This workout is perfect for those with a short attention span. 200 warm up 1×50 freestyle 2×50 backstroke … Continue reading

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