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Building your Dryland Program – Pre-Taper Dryland Test Set Example

By Brad Burget | January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Weekly points: Dryland workouts should follow swim practice or be separated by 4+ hours Separate the test workout from other workouts by at least two days End all sets at indicated times – if you don’t reach a number goal don’t worry, just keep working towards these goals Use results from these tests to work […]

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Seasonal Considerations for Each Week and Workout

By Brad Burget | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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There are focus points and workout goals to consider listed before each week’s outline in the Faster Swimming seasonal plan. Fly kicking, breathing expectations, racing and race pace, total yardage with the % of kicking, and racing are all included, along with paddle sets, underwater kicking, turn considerations, and much, much more.  The taper part […]

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3 Items to Include in Daily Workouts

By Brad Burget | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Today we would like to discuss three very important items that all coaches should include in their daily if not at least weekly workouts Let’s talk about Tarzan The first item I would like to talk about is Tarzan.  Tarzan is used for speed purposes. The proper body position for Tarzan is with the head […]

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Breaststroke Continues to Change!

By Brad Burget | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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I think as long as we keep thinking about the best ways to reduce drag with regards to each swimmers body type this stroke will continue to morph.  As you all know there is a lot of motion in the breaststroke that creates drag and this reduction in drag will advance your swimmers the quickest in […]

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More on Taper with Video Help!

By Brad Burget | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Taper time is a well thought out process of preparing your swimmers for championships.  Taper means QUALITY work and QUALITY recovery just to begin.   Race Pace, Variable Speed swimming and kicking, Understanding the process of resting legs, etc are huge components of this 7 week preparation. The outlines will spell out exactly what distances […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 1: Follow Up to 10 Principles of Athletic Success

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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This is a follow up to an article we posted on Facebook in January 2012. The article was titled “The 10 Principles of Athletic Success.” If you have questions, please know that we answer every email and phone call. For the next 3 email newsletters, we’ll be discussing Successful Sports Task Management. Successful task management […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 2: Regeneration and Sleep

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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We look at regeneration as the ability to recover from a given session, training phase or season and then be ready to move on to the next level.  Regenerative methods can include a wide variety of specific measures (sauna, massage, Epsom salt bath, etc) and for our purpose of moving from general to specific, we […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 3: Regeneration and Nutrition

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Again, we look at regeneration as the ability to recover from a given session, training phase or season and then be ready to move on to the next (higher) level.  We covered sleep and sleep-related strategies in Part Two, and we move on to the other main influence for Regeneration – Nutrition. As with sleep, […]

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Core Rotation Questions Answered with Video

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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One of our friends recently had questions about core rotations and core training.  This is the information we sent him: Core rotations are simply rotating through core exercises for a given amount of time.  For example Core rotations – 4 min, switch exercises every :30  could just be a series repeating – for instance, alternating […]

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A Variety of Video Explanations

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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From time to time we get questions about a variety of swim related topics. The following videos were created to pair with our Monthly Workout subscription, which you can find here. If you have any questions, post it below! WALL CORDS VARIATIONS http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/184/ TURNS WITH CORDS http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/185/ IM FREE WARM UP EXPLANATION http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/172/ IM FREE […]

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