Keep your body strong so you can swim fast and injury free all year long. These tips and exercises will help balance your muscles, prevent injuries and build a lean swimming machine.
Try these strength training workouts to power your swim stroke.
Abdominal strength is an important part of a swimmer's conditioning since it helps keep the body balanced in the water and facilitates rotation with each stroke.
Weight training is good component to add to your swim regimen. However, you need to find the delicate balance to stay strong and lean without adding bulk.
Here's a safe, easy way to build swim-specific strength without lifting weights.
For swimmers, shoulder pain isn't always cured by spending time away from the pool. Strengthen and balance your shoulders with these exercises.
Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin answers your questions on kicking, flip turns, core strength and pre- and post-workout nutrition.
The repetitive arm motion of freestyle can cause some swimmers to develop shoulder pain. Increasing flexibility combined with strengthening and balancing upper-body muscles can prevent such injuries.
Turn to dryland exercises for conditioning and injury prevention. Using stretch cords is a great way to strengthen muscles while simulating swimming motions outside of the pool.