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Extra Sleep Improves Athletic Performance

By Brad Burget | February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Participants in this ongoing study were five healthy students on the Stanford University men’s and women’s swimming teams. For the first two weeks of the study, the students maintained their usual sleep-wake pattern. The athletes then extended their sleep to 10 hours per day for six to seven weeks. Athletic performance was assessed after each regularly scheduled […]

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Tapering for Your Event

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The athlete must be in aerobic shape and strong before you start fine-tuning or “taper”. Tapering needs more attention and understanding in our sport. What is the most important part of the season to you? Aerobic phase, anaerobic training, weights, deck based dryland and kicking? The truth is, they all are essential and coaches/swimmers need […]

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Grand Prix Meets

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Coaches I feel we need to voice our opinions about a few issues at the Grand Prix meets. I was recently at the Indy Grand Prix meet in March.  As some of you know they have capped the meets at 700 swimmers. One of the Grand Prix meets closed in hours.  The B flight was […]

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The Number One Problem Facing Swimming

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

I feel the culture of quick gratification and instant success is the main thing coaches have to learn to coach around is the number one problem facing the sport. We can outsmart the younger generation by creating daily, weekly and more creative test sets that helps the young athlete feel good about their efforts. Demanding […]

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Keys to Developing Your Own 7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Intro and Practice Techniques

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hello Coaches and Swimmers. We are going send out two excellent sprint workouts per week for 7 weeks.  They were used in a 7 week program along with Dryland/weight training and recovery swimming. For example: Monday – Dryland/Weights, Tuesday – Sprint workout #1, Wednesday – Recovery swimming, Thursday – Day Off, Friday – Dryland/Weights, Saturday […]

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7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 7, Workout 13 & 14

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Workout #13 Warm up: start into 2 x 300 :15 rest70% 50 kick / 50 swim 2 x 100 choice swim VS by 50 100% – 75% :15 rest 4 x 50 choice swim VS 5 fast strokes / 6 slow strokes50 easy   Set #1 4 x 125 on 2:15 1-2 50 kick @ […]

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7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 6, Workout 11 & 12

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Workout #11 Warm up: start into 600 choice swim @ 70% 4 x 125 choice stroke :15 rest 75 kick 10 fast kicks / 10 slow kicks 50 swim 10 fast strokes / 10 slow strokes 4 x 100 swim VS by 50 75% – 100% :15 rest check heart rate twice and keep between […]

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7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 5, Workout 9 & 10

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Workout #9 Warm up: start into 400 choice swim @ 70% start into each 8 x 50 kick on side fly or free/ work fly kick off each wall 1-4 no grab start, 5-8 quick start 50 easy Set #1 complete this top stroke swim set twice 6 x 75 on 1:10 build to sprint […]

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7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 4, Workout 7 & 8

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Workout #7 Warm up: start into 300 choice swim @ 70% Set #1 12 x 75 two strokes by 3 x 75 inc stroke count each 25 :10 rest check heart rate once each stroke to determine speedkeep heart rate +/- 24 – 26 50 easy Set #2 8 x 125 1-4 swim with paddles, […]

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7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 3, Workout 5 & 6

By Brad Burget | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Workout #5 Warm up:  300 mix @ 70% 6 x 25 each build to 80%  :10 rest Set #1 tarzan set with recovery complete the part twice 5 x 25 on :45 tarzan focus on increasing arm speed thru-out each 25 25 easy on 1:00 into 2nd time thru complete this part twice 3 x […]

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