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Sport-Specific Training for a Competitive Freestyle Sprint Swimmer

Monu, Jessica M. MS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 5 - p 48–55
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182956323
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ABSTRACT: SPORT-SPECIFIC STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SWIMMERS IS ACHIEVED BY PERFORMING EXERCISES THAT STIMULATE THE SAME MUSCLES IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE SWIM. SPORT-SPECIFIC EXERCISES CAN HELP INCREASE STRENGTH, POWER, AND BODY CONTROL AND DECREASE THE RISK OF SHOULDER INJURIES. WHEN 100TH OF A SECOND COULD DETERMINE FIRST TO THIRD PLACE, THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE WAS TO DEVELOP A SPORT-SPECIFIC STRENGTH TRAINING REGIMEN FOR A COMPETITIVE FREESTYLE SWIMMER.

Department of Campus Recreation, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Jessica M. Monu is an assistant director of Campus Recreation, Aquatics, Department of Campus Recreation, Wake Forest University.

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