The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Swimming

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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Swimming is a must have for any competitive swimmer looking to accelerate his or her skills. Complete with year-round workout programs-designed specifically for swimming, there is no longer a reason to follow a general fitness routine. By doing exercises that target swimming specific muscles, you will be exercising more efficiently as well as optimizing your performance in the water.

The programs can be followed by both men & women ...

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Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Swimming is a must have for any competitive swimmer looking to accelerate his or her skills. Complete with year-round workout programs-designed specifically for swimming, there is no longer a reason to follow a general fitness routine. By doing exercises that target swimming specific muscles, you will be exercising more efficiently as well as optimizing your performance in the water.

The programs can be followed by both men & women 14 years of age & over, regardless of weight training experience. With 100+ photographs of 80 different exercises, this book is the ultimate resource for weight training for swimming. Maximize Your Athletic Potential through sport-specific training and make next season your best yet!

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Jim C
Your book's programs have helped my swimmers reach their goals. The book identifies specific machines that work particularly well in the sport of swimming. The book has also given me a bunch of do's and don'ts and things the swimmers should think about. I have already noticed changes in the swimmers. Both with their physical development and also their stroke development. Also, times have dropped. I would like to thank you for a great book to help in the progression of swimming.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932549393
  • Publisher: Price World Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 665,239
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Price is a first class certified personal trainer and a former fitness consultant at the University of Wisconsin. He is a national weight lifting champion and state bench press record holder who has been featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world, including the USA Today, for his sports-training expertise. Rob is a contributing author to Golf Fitness Magazine, Swimmer's World Magazine, US Bowler Magazine, and OnFitness magazine and is the founder and head trainer of SportsWorkout.com's e-Training service. In addition to being an internationally recognized fitness expert, Rob also holds a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University where he was honored as one of ten Moritz Scholars.
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Table of Contents

Part I Swimming Specific Training
Introduction 9
Off-season Program 10
Preseason Program 17
In-season Program 19
Part II Getting Started 33
Warming Up 35
Cooling Down 36
Abs 37
Stretching 45
Proper Form 51
Proper Breathing 52
Part III Recommended Exercises 53
Substituting Similar Exercises 55
Chest Exercises 55
Back (Lats) Exercises 62
Shoulders Exercises 68
Triceps Exercises 78
Biceps/Forearms Exercises 83
Legs Exercises 89
Part IV The Necessities 97
Perfecting Your Technique 99
Estimating Your One-Rep Max 100
The Different Folks, Different Strokes Principle 107
Overtraining and Staleness 108
The Declaration of Variation 110
Muscle Fibers 112
Training Techniques 114
When to Increase 117
Safety Reminders 124
Record Keeping 126
Test Yourself 129
Conclusion 129
Part V Supplemental 4-Week Programs 131
Endurance/Stamina/Fat-burning Programs 133
General Fitness/Power Programs 147
Strength Programs 161
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    I didn't read it. Don't know if I will get it...

    Should I get it? I mean, future Olympian here wants extra help. JANET EVANS TOTAL SWIMMING actually told me some workouts that helped her get to the Olympics in swimming.
    -Swimmer Forever (SwimGirl)

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