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Tapering

By Brad Burget | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tapering is a great experience but only a tool to enhance optimum performance. Swimmers must take into consideration all the factors that will be mentioned in this article. Tapering isn’t the magic pill to faster swimming but one of the factors to faster swimming. Once you have established your aerobic capacity and finished your maximum […]

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23 Week Program and Weightlifting, Dryland & Yoga

By Brad Burget | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lifting aerobically for swimmers isn’t needed. You already get your aerobic needs from the pool and or running. Cross training is great and do just that – Cross train! Lifting is for speed and power as described in the FasterSwimming eBook. When you weight lift you are elevating your heart rate and are actually achieving […]

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Momentum, Body Position, & Drag

By Brad Burget | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

I read this article written by Gary Hall Sr about coupling motions. FIRST RESPONSE TO ARTICLE:   This article is another great way to describe momentum. “When an external force acts upon a body, it changes its momentum; however, when no external force acts, the momentum of the body does not change, a fact which is […]

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Tarzan

By Brad Burget | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

History The term originates from Johnny Weissmuller playing Tarzan in the movies of the 1920’s. He was one of the World’s best swimmers who swam with his head out of the water. Johnny was considered the “Cadillac of swimmers” during his era. Sam Freas, who coached at LSU had a lot of success using Tarzan […]

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Training for one event

By Brad Burget | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mechanics vs. YardageYardage, yardage, yardage is the old school of thought in this sport and is still used by some successful teams around the country. The true test would be to study the longevity of the swimmers who over train as a training philosophy and see if they continue to swim in college and improve […]

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5 sample swim workouts

By Brad Burget | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Workout #1 warm up: 500 mix 8 x 50 kick descend by 2 :10 rest Set #1 warm down as needed after each sprint 6 x :48 second sprints ( :48 is the goal time for the 100 fly) 3 of them free kick and 3 of them fly kick Set #2 warm down as […]

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Weight Lifting / Training Guidlines

By Brad Burget | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

WEIGHT LIFTING / TRAINING GUIDELINES FOR SWIMMERS 1. When the core of your training is aerobic you don’t need to lift aerobically. You are lifting for speed and strength. 2. Flexibility is key especially after lifting. Stretching after any lifting to increase blood flow which aids in recovery. You must remain flexible in swimming and […]

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Daily practice advice to incorporate into your workouts

By Brad Burget | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

PRACTICE TECHNIQUES 1. Racing – The drive to win close races to recover from mistakes and overtake your competition, the desire to win!!!! Some swimmers have that desire and others must be taught. You must add racing sets in your workout. Each swimmer must have the ability to start and stop speed (variable speed) thru […]

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Sample workout during taper phase weeks before Champs !

By Brad Burget | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day #95 Warm up: start into 300 choice swim @ 70% 6 x 50 choice kick @ 75% :10 rest spend 5 minutes on reaction drills spend 5 -10 minutes on 1 or 2 step relay start with tarzan break outs (or do start, turn, finish drill) 25 easy Set #1 freestyle paddle swim if […]

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Weight Lifting must continue during taper and athletic peaking

By Brad Burget | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you lift you must taper lifting also. Do not stop lifting or the benefits of your cross training will be lost.  You must work on speed while continuing to gain strength. The Faster Swimming coach’s guide shows an exact practice schedule for lifting during taper as well as detailed dryland workouts during this crucial […]

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