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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Foam Rolling for Swimmers

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  In my opinion, the foam roll may have been the 2010's tool of the decade. So many people have used it, but so few know how to properly use it. Promise me that this decade, you’ll use the roller to move in to the ...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: How Long Should Dryland Training Be?

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  The length of our workouts on land will largely be dependent on what the objective of the session is. Workouts during the season can be longer, and workout during taper may be shorter - at least in terms of ...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Yoga and Swimming

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Many have asked me what I think of yoga, and what my favorite movements are. To keep it short and sweet, I approve of yoga, but around certain circumstances. For instance, if you do a big yoga session with your t...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: When To Add Weight to Strength Training

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Many are curious: when can we add weight to our strength training? There is actually no true age limit to when we can add weight to the training. The main factor, or safety check is to have a qualified perfo...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Shoulder Pain

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Let’s face it, swimming is considered to be one of the healthiest sports to do, but we can also see and argue that there are a high level of cases of shoulder pain. Some swimmers are only feeling pain while swimm...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Gripping

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  How to grip things is a highly overlooked topic, yet grip strength is correlated to faster sprint performance in youth swimmers. Additionally, a solid grip in the weight room might save us from shoulder injuries ...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: McGill 3 Core Exercises

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  In this tip of the week, we want to introduce the McGill 3 Core Exercises. These are considered to be among the healthiest options for our spines. The exercises include: The Curl-Up, Bird Dog, and Side Bridg...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Performing the Squat

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Deniz Hekmati will be providing regular content on strength and conditioning as Swimming World's newest dryland contributor. Understand that squatting is very unique. Think of it as breastroke - it’s one stroke, ...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Squat Problems

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Deniz Hekmati will be providing regular content on strength and conditioning as Swimming World's newest dryland contributor. The squat is frequently prescribed by so many strength, and also swimming coaches. We a...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Abdominal Bracing

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Deniz Hekmati will be providing regular content on strength and conditioning as Swimming World's newest dryland contributor. Throughout the majority of strength, power, and core exercises, it is important that we...

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Swimmer Strength Tech Tip: Strength & Dryland Technique Matters

Contributed by Deniz Hekmati - Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Sport Scientist  Deniz Hekmati will be providing regular content on strength and conditioning as Swimming World's newest dryland contributor. For the past decade, the swimming community has focused on finding a strength and ...