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Resistance Training

Monday, January 23, 2017
News from U.S. Masters Swimming

If there was anything to be learned from the 2016 Olympic Games, it’s that swimmers are not only getting faster than ever (even when it was thought to be impossible following the “super suit” era), but are also stronger and more powerful than ever before. The sport now features male athletes who look like they could play linebacker in the National Football League and female athletes who look like they could run the floor in the Women’s National Basketball Association. It’s no secret that swimmers from the highest levels of sport down to the novice are continually looking for new, innovative, and quicker ways to improve in the water. Enter resistance training. Coaches are experimenting with many different forms of resistance training, from power towers, to kicking with shoes, to using a variety of parachutes.


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