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The Long distance swimmer doesn’t expect you to understand them. If you only appreciate the power of their goals and the energy they have inside.  It’s been over an hour and your teammates went to change. You aren’t even close to the end of your own training session. You’ve been swimming for three hours and have…

Below is an interview regarding resistance training for swimmers with Dr. Glen Belfry, Ph.D. Dr. Belfry is an associate professor in the school of kinesiology at Western University in Canada. Here is his complete works cited: Effects of Two Different Weight Training Programs on Swimming Performance and Muscle Enzyme Activities and Fiber Type. Effects of age…

Take home points 1) Cross education refers to strength gains made to contralateral limb through unilateral training (i.e. improvements in left arm strength with right arm-only training) 2) Evidence has shown existence of cross education in multiple studies, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown 3) So long as pain is not present, coaches may continually challenge…

This is an interview with Andrew Hancock, regarding PAP an swim sprint performance. 1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). I graduated from Cleveland State University with a Business Degree in Finance, and worked for a short time as a stock trader. While trading, I…

This episode of the Swimming Science Podcast features Dr. Greg Wells. As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. Dr. Wells is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto where he studies elite…

Below is an interview I had with Dr. José Inácio. Dr. José Inácio is an expert on the importance of proprioception and how strength training influences proprioception. Remember, strength training isn’t solely about improving swimming speed, but injury prevention and health. This was one of my main points in Dryland for Swimmers. We also have to remember there is…

1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). I started out becoming a certified physical education teacher in NY for grades K-12 and immediately pursued graduate education in Exercise Physiology at Kent State University. I was able to work in the field of heart disease prevention…

1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). My name is Sebastian Girold, I’m 36 years old, I’m french. I’ve two master degrees : one in Human Kinesiology and one in Physical Conditioning. I’ve a doctorate degree in Sport Physiology. I spent 7 years teaching at…

Kineisotape remains highly a debated treatment. During the summer Olympics, taping had renewed scrutiny due to its popularity in the Olympics.  In truth, the evidence has been mixed, though still incomplete.  In this post, we’ll look some research that does exist to better understand the evidence. Keep in mind that research does not account for…

   
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