Conditioning for Swimmers: A Guide to Land-Based Training

Conditioning for Swimmers: A Guide to Land-Based Training


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Conditioning for Swimmers: A Guide to Land-Based Training by Cecil Colwin, Alan Lynn

It is widely recognized that out-of-pool conditioning is a vitally important part of the preparation for competitive swimming. This conditioning guide covers all aspects of land-based training and is essential reading for all those swimmers who wish to improve their performance. Covers training in considerable detail and fully illustrates how each exercise fits into British Swimming Long Team Athlete Development Plan. Includes periodized training programmes for all five LTAD levels, demonstrates dynamic warm-up sequences, examines a pre-swim injury prevention routine, and contains exercise for medicine balls and Swiss balls. The book also discusses controversial subjects such as land training for children, gender issues, and how to incorporate land training into competition tapers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861269133
Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alan Lynn is an experienced coach and coach educator for British Swimming. He was sportsscotland Coach of the Year in 1999 and has served on numerous international teams as a coach and team manager. He is currently Course Director for the undergraduate sport degree programme at the University of Strathclyde and coaches swimmers at Stirling ASC. Alan has always been a strong advocate of land training and has been a strength and conditioning coach for the Scottish Institute of Sport.

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