Coach Fred Matheny describes the concept of block training, where several hard days of training are followed by several easy days of recovery.
There are times when solo workouts are required; when that happens, you should head over to the USMS Workout Discussion forums.
We have a full slate of conveniently located championships coming up in the next year. Should you go to one?
If you’ve never shaved your legs (and arms and torso) before swimming, you might want to give it a try on your next taper meet. But the process isn’t easy, especially for beginners!
Box jumps are a great exercise to develop quickness and power off the blocks. Cullen Jones demonstrates them in a GoSwim video clip.
Award-winning USMS coach Kerry O’Brien (Walnut Creek Masters) was interviewed for the April 25 edition of The Morning Swim Show.
This article focuses on why power development is so important in swimming and the exercises that are used to train them at IHPSWIM.
Increasing core strength will enhance a swimmers performance and therefore should be the main goal of a swimmers strength training program. Grif Fig, co-founder of IHPSWIM, describes two exercises that can help.