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4 Reasons Endurance Swimmers Should Strength Train.

I spent the past weekend on the shores of Castaic Lake at the US Open Water National Championships.  This was an entertaining, exciting, and well run event by Canyons Aquatic Club and USA Swimming.  Congratulations to all of the competitors … Continue reading

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Video: Kettlebell Bottoms up wall slide

Check out this unique shoulder exercise for safely training motor control and scapular mechanics overhead. Don’t miss out on future content. Enter your email address to subscribe:

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Awesome shoulder & core combo exercise

The shoulder operates most effectively in the presence of a stable base. Check out this video for an exercise that helps to promote both trunk and shoulder stability through variable resistance and time under tension with an emphasis on isometric … Continue reading

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Crossfit: My Swimmers. My Thoughts.

With the recent circulation of anti-Crossfit articles and the rise in discussion particularly pertaining to swimming,  I thought I would offer my perspective on the matter. I’m attempting to offer a clear distinction that the following considerations arose from the … Continue reading

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Fist Pump Friday: No Teddy Bear. No Medal.

  Today’s First Pump Friday goes out to Caeleb Dressel for his outstanding attitude, performances and NAG record at the USA Jr Nationals this week in Irvine, California. What more could I ask for? I don’t get a teddy bear or … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Looking at Lactate

Easing back into the blogosphere after a major hiatus. Taking the easy way by offering some recommended reading. Just the other day I had an athlete ask: “Hey Tad, Why do my muscles get sore after a practice? Like, I … Continue reading

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Swimmers: Exercises for improving Shoulder Durability

Today I want to share a few  exercises for improving the motor coordination and durability of a swimmer’s shoulder. While there is a lot more to a complete shoulder care program ( thoracic spine mobility, tissue quality, breathing, core stability … Continue reading

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Olympic Swimmer, Alex Meyer – dryland compilation video

At the conclusion of a recent video interview with Sports Illustrated –  Olympic 0pen water swimmer, Alex Meyer, proclaimed that he is clumsy on land. Either that video was taken a long time ago, or he was just being modest. Take a … Continue reading

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NBC Sports Broadcast – Alex Meyer Sports Illustrated

Premiers Tuesday July 24th 9pm ET

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Sports Illustrated Video, Meet Team USA: Alex Meyer

S.I. Interviews US Olympic Open Water Swimmer, Alex Meyer

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Swimmers: Eight strength training mistakes to avoid.

1. Over training the shoulders. It’s common for elite swimmers who compete year round to easily train in excess of 50,000 yds a week. With that comes an awful lot of overhead repetition. Needless to say, with high aerobic volumes and … Continue reading

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Fist Pump Friday: Going the Extra Mile.

This weeks fist pump goes out to Nacy Blomquist, Joe Jones, and Ray Lewis. Nancy Blomquist, age 60, finished 6th in the Nation for accumulating a total of 516.5 swum miles in 2011. Way to go, Nancy. <related article> I … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Push Ups, Shoulder IR, Core Stability,Golden Goggles

 Progressing the Push Up: Kevin Carr  The versatility of the push up allows for easy implementation into any dryland program. It’s execution on the other hand, isn’t always so straight forward. In this article, Coach Kevin Carr, outlines several fantastic progressions. Shoulder … Continue reading

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