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The Purpose of Water: Swimming and Osteoporosis

By Ronald Hehn, Swimming World Contributor Recently, NASA conducted an experimental study concluding that fish demonstrate decreased bone density when exposed to micro-gravitational conditions. The same effect may occur in humans submerged in water. Osteoporosis is a health condition identified by t...

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High School Swimming Workout For The Sprint-Minded

Photo Courtesy: Xinhua/Ding Xu By Ronald Hehn This week's workout will appeal to mathematical-minded coaches. Each set is 1500 yards and takes 30 minutes. The first set is performed once, the second set twice, and the third set three times. The first set is designed to introduce the high school even...

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Quality AND Quantity All In One Swimming Workout!

Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott By Ronald Hehn Research published in the 1979 article by John Shea et. al. in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning and Memory suggests that motor skills are best acquired through repetition, and retained if practiced in a random and varied order. Traditional...

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Boosting Your Way to Better Race Speed in This Week's Workout

Photo Courtesy: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports By Ronald Hehn Surrounded by a culture consumed by debates concerning ‘USRPT vs. Traditional Training’ and ‘Quality vs. Quantity’, this workout approaches the concept of race-pace from a very different perspective. For years, coaches have discip...

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Resisted and Assisted Pool Training Covered in This Week's Workout

Photo Courtesy: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports By Ronald Hehn MOORHEAD, Minnesota, September 18. PHYSICAL therapy methods often utilize tools to assist a patient performing a disabled movement. Throughout the healing process, a patient gradually reduces assistance until the desired movement is perform...

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USRPT and Generation Z

Guest workout by Ronald Hehn MOORHEAD, Minnesota, September 10. USRPT training is not effective for all athletes. This training method has become popular due to the personality characteristics of Generation Z. Traditional training methods may be more effective for those not part of this generation. ...

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USRPT-Integrated Workout - Specificity of Rest

Photo by Christopher Rattray By Ronald Hehn, Concordia College Head Coach PHOENIX, Arizona, August 6.  TODAY, I'm back with another workout that integrates Ultra Short Race Pace Training into the workout as well as focusing on how to respond to various levels of rest. Terms: Performance –...

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Better Your Specific Speed and General Fitness With This Workout

By Ronald Hehn, Concordia College Head Coach PHOENIX, Arizona, July 30. THIS workout is designed to improve performance speed and general fitness. Performance may be improved by achieving specific speed provided consistent amounts of rest (e.g. USRPT); fitness gains may be made at various speeds and...

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Repair Your Stroke With This Workout of the Week

By Ronald Hehn, Concordia College Head Coach PHOENIX, Arizona, July 23. TECHNIQUE must be addressed weekly in order to maintain efficient stroke mechanics during heavy training. This workout provides an opportunity to repair common technical flaws in each stroke. The technical focus of each drill mu...

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Sub-Maximum Heart Rate Training Is The Workout of the Week

By Ronald Hehn, Concordia College Head Coach PHOENIX, Arizona, July 16. SUB-Maximum Heart Rate Training is an effective way to increase the cardiovascular capacity of both non-competitive and competitive swimmers. Sub-Maximum Heart Rate Training determines the duration of rest according to the heart...

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Body Posture and Force are the Focus of This Workout of the Week

By Ronald Hehn, Concordia College Head Coach PHOENIX, Arizona, July 9. THIS workout is designed to increase overall velocity by increasing the athlete’s efficiency and force in the water. Efficiency is increased by proper body posture; force is increased by overcoming inertia. The “Force” component ...

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Use This Workout To Fix Your IM!

By Ronald Hehn, Concordia College Head Coach PHOENIX, Arizona, July 2. THIS week's workout approaches each part of the individual Medley, component by component. In the Individual Medley, it is important for the athlete to have Butterfly and Backstroke speed, and Breaststroke and Freestyle endurance...

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Try This Fast One-Hour USRPT Workout of the Week

PHOENIX, Arizona, June 25. WE're back with another Workout of the Week from Concordia College head coach Ronald Hehn. This week, Hehn comes to us with a USRPT-integrated workout. Terms: “Glucose” – Energy; Simple Carbohydrate “Glycogen” – Stored Glucose; Fat “Glycogen Depletion” – Conversion of Glyc...

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Try Out This Aerobic Endurance Set

PHOENIX, Arizona, June 18. CONCORD College head coach Ronald Hehn is back with another weekly workout submission. This week, he's designed a workout that is set to challenge a swimmer's breath control, aerobic endurance and finishing speed. Components of the Work-Out: Warm-Up: The Warm-Up requires t...

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Test Yourself with a Workout Fit for All Levels

PHOENIX, Arizona, June 12. SWIMMING World always welcomes volunteer contributions, especially when it comes to workout suggestions for our readers to think about and potentially use. Concord College head coach Ronald Hehn is the latest coach to submit one of his workouts to Swimming World. Hehn is e...