Is Chocolate Milk an Adequate Recovery Aid for Swimmers

Is Chocolate Milk an Adequate Recovery Aid for Swimmers?

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In recent years chocolate milk has emerged as a popular recovery beverage for athletes.  A while back, USA Swimming partnered with milk in a marketing campaign with many elites making a pitch to the swimming community.  Popular science publications have also made the public aware of milk’s benefits, or at least its comparability (and perhaps superiority) to expensively engineered supplements …

MRIs Don't Have All the Answers for Swimming Shoulder Pain

MRIs Don’t Have All the Answers for Swimming Shoulder Pain

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Many have come to expect MRI’s as the gold standard of care, especially in Western medicine when a swimmer has swimming shoulder pain. I recently spent a day shadowing a physical therapist well versed on the shoulder through his previous job as an athletic trainer in pro baseball. One new patient was a high school softball catcher with recent shoulder pain. Her mother …

strength and conditioning in age group swimmers

Do Dry-Land Strength and Conditioning Programs in Age Group Swimmers Improve Swimming Velocity?

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Even though dry-land strength and conditioning training is a common practice in the context of swimming, there are countless uncertainties over its effects in performance of age group swimmers. The objective was to investigate the effects of dry-land strength and conditioning programs in swimming performance of age group swimmers. A total of 21 male competitive swimmers (12.7 ± 0.7 years) …

Why You Need to Improve Your Glide, The Key to a Better Start!

Why You Need to Improve Your Glide, The Key to a Better Start!

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The swimming start is the fastest part of pool swimming. Unfortunately, many do not understand the various styles and phases of the swimming start, resulting in rushed, suboptimal starts [even research articles look at how to improve reaction time]. This article will delve into the glide and how to improve the glide. Many feel reaction time is the best spot …