Natalie Hinds, Katie Hoff and Michael Chadwick Share Tips for Top Swimming Performance

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Natalie Hinds, Katie Hoff and Michael Chadwick share their best tips and advice to swimmers.

Your favorite Olympians, Paralympians and Olympic legends give you tips for top swimming performance.

Swimming World and CG Sports Management have teamed together to create an exclusive weekly social media series on Swimming World Instagram. These star athletes share advice to swimmers including training tips, motivation and wisdom. Catch up on the first three episodes of the series:

Episode 1: Pre-Practice Push Ups with Natalie Hinds

Natalie Hinds is a 20x All-American, 2016 & 2020 US Olympic Trials Qualifier, and member of the ISL Cali Condors. She shares two variations of push-ups.

  1. Push ups with Medicine Ball– Hinds recommends 3 x 5-10 push ups. Keep the core and glutes tight with your hands under your shoulders. Make sure to switch between right and left arms and use knees to modify.
  2. Inchworm Push Ups– This exercise includes 3 rounds of 3-5 push ups. Hinds incorporates a jump at the top of each rep.

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Looking for a way to “spice things up” heading into your next workout?! Natalie Hinds @_nhinds shares two variations of push ups to warm up your arms and core. These tips have helped Natalie on her way to becoming a 20x All-American, 2016 & 2020 US Olympic Trials Qualifier, and member of the ISL Cali Condors @calicondors_isl. Over the next few weeks, continue to get to know the athletes and members of CG Sports Management! Swimming World will be posting training tips, motivation and wisdom from Olympians, Paralympians and Olympic legends… with a few special surprises along the way. Head to @cgsportsmgmt to find out which of your favorite athletes you’ll be hearing from, then comment below who you’re excited to hear from next! You can learn more about Natalie via her new website NatalieHinds.com (launched today) and her handmade tapestry business, @loominary_!

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Episode 2: Activation Progression with Katie Hoff

2x Olympian and 3x Olympic Medalist Katie Hoff shows us five mini band activation progression exercises. She says these exercises can be completed prior to any workout.

Hoff gives a breakdown of the importance of the exercises as a preview of her newly launched company, Synergy Dryland. Hoff, alongside her husband and former NFL player Todd Anderson, launched Synergy Dryland last month. The goal of their company is to provide customized dryland training to individuals and teams. Hoff has experienced that effective dryland routines can correlate to success in the pool. The dryland program creates “synergy” between nutrition, sleep, recovery techniques, in water training, dryland (mobility, flexibility, power, strength, and endurance) and load management. Check out the activation progression and breakdown here:

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Start your next workout off strong! 2X Olympian and 3X Olympic Medalist Katie Hoff @kthoff7 shows us 5 mini band activation progression exercises prior to a workout! Katie gives us a breakdown of the mini band exercises and their importance as a preview of her newly launched company, @synergydryland : 1. Banded Dead bugs Try: 20 total (10 per side) 💪🏼Great for anterior core activation in addition to teaching athletes to function effectively with their pelvis in a neutral position. 2. Clam shells Try: 30 total (15 per side) 💪🏼Used for activating the entire hip complex. These muscles can be an untapped resource in developing power through hip extension. 3. Banded Pull Downs Try: 2×10 💪🏼A great way to keep proper rhythm between the scapula and humerus so the upper body is primed for pulling and catching in the water. Along with rhythm, the band will start to activate the rotator cuff and lats throughout the range of motion. 4. Lateral walk Try: 2×20 (10 each way) 💪🏼Again activating that hip complex. These are some of the biggest muscles in the body so let’s get the most out of them! These muscles help improve stability, body positioning in the water and allow for big time force production off the blocks and the walls. 5. Monster walk Try 2×20 (10 each leg) 💪🏼Another variation of the banded walk using a different angle of force along with different movement patterns of the hip complex. Stay tuned for more training tips, motivation and wisdom from your favorite Olympians, Paralympians and Olympic legends from CG Sports Management! While you wait, check out @cgsportsmgmt to learn more about them- can who guess who will be featured next?!

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Episode 3: Building Your House with Michael Chadwick

Michael Chadwick has earned much success in the pool. He is a Gold Medalist in the 400 Free Relay at the 2019 World Championships and 2x Gold, 1x Silver and 2x Bronze Medalist in the 2019 Pan American Championship. His success, however, is credited to establishing a solid foundation. The foundation for his life is based on purpose and faith. Chadwick talks growing on a strong foundation and placing too much weight on things that are fleeting.

The following question is proposed, “What are you building your house on?”

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“What are you building your house on?” Michael Chadwick @michaelchadwick95 proposes the question to discuss the importance of building a strong foundation for your life. Chadwick is one of the top sprinters in the US. His power in the pool has earned him top finishes at the 2019 World Championship (Gold Medal, 400 Free Relay) and the 2019 Pan American Championship (2x Gold, 1x Silver, 2x Bronze). Chadwick is also a member of the ISL LA Current @lacurrent_isl Challenge Michael Chadwick and Jacob Pebley @jacob.pebley to see how many squats you can do in 60 seconds. Starting today at 1 PM EDT, you can compete for a chance to win a @squattypotty package. Head to their profiles for more info. ————————————– As fun as it has been so far hearing from your favorite CG Sports Management athletes, get ready to meet the first @cgsportsmgmt SPECIAL GUEST! Next week, Sports Psychologist Dr. Megan Cannon @drmegancannon discusses mental strength by sharing a story about 12-time Olympic medalist, Natalie Coughlin @nataliecoughlin. Stay tuned! 😎😎

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Episode 4: Boosting Mental Strength with Dr. Megan

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Next week, Swimming World introduces a special guest to the social media series. Sports Psychologist and member of CG Sports Management, Dr. Megan Cannon discusses the importance of mental strength. She relays her message by sharing a story about 12-time Olympic medalist, Natalie Coughlin. Make sure to watch episodes one, two, and three…..then, stay tuned for next week with Dr. Megan!

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