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Why Competitive Swimmers Need Explosive Power

Fig, Grif CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - pp 84-86
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181dd8b8d
Column: Sports Specific Conditioning

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.

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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