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Why Competitive Swimmers Need Explosive Power

Fig, Grif CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181dd8b8d
Column: Sports Specific Conditioning
Abstract

THE PURPOSE OF THIS COLUMN IS TO TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS AN INCREASE IN POWER CAN IMPROVE SWIM PERFORMANCE. AFTER THE DEFINITION OF POWER IS ESTABLISHED, THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF A SWIM RACE THAT BENEFIT FROM INCREASED POWER OUTPUT WILL BE DISCUSSED. FINALLY, WE WILL GO OVER TRAINING METHODS.

Author Information

Institute of Human Performance, Boca Raton, Florida

Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA

Column Editor

Grif Fig

is co-director of IHPSWIM and Director of Education and a strength and conditioning coach at the Institute of Human Performance.

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