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  • #11249
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    overcome
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    What muscle groups should I be focusing on to improve my swimming strength?

    #105840
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    TBird
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    Check out Triathlete magazine this month.

    #105839
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    diluzio123
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    There was a good article in the July 2008 Triathlete Mag (pg 164). The exercises focus on the shoulders, tris and upper back.

    1. Standing Lat Pull Down (3 sets of 8 reps)
    2. Kneeling Cable pull down (3 sets of 12-15 reps)
    3. Rotator Cuff Cable Pull (2 sets of 20 reps)
    4. Short Range One arm tricep Extension (2 sets of 20 reps)
    5. Overhead Medicine Ball Toss (5 sets. 1 min of back and forth with 45 sec rest between sets)

    #105867
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    chris91180
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    This isn’t really weight training, but strength training nonetheless.

    Five exercises for swim-specific strength

    #105914
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    Ironmom
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    In addition to the above, I use this exercise (either with a weights machine or with a resistance band) for the catch and initial part of the pull.

    #108139
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    Anton
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    Gotta love the pull ups. Underhand, overhand, close grip, wide grip…with extra weight, without…
    “If you ain’t pullin’ yer just foolin’”

    #108144
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    pullups and pushups with various hand positions.

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