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

Why Competitive Swimmers Need Explosive Power

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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.

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