72 Pull-ups for a 72nd Birthday Celebration

SURGE Strength’s primary population when we started delivering online dryland training programs over a decade ago was master swimmers. And it’s not a surprise to us that some of the very first swimmers we started working are still will us! Because they’re continually seeing results. And those results can easily be seen in something like their ability to keep doing pull-ups.

Ernie and Bernie were some of the first swimmers we starting delivering dryland training programs to remotely. Now 13+ years later they’re still getting stronger with SURGE Strength!

For many masters swimmer’s it’s not all about times but quality of life. Being about to still do multiple pull-ups when you’re retired is a pretty good achievement in and of itself. Ernie decided to take it a step further!

On an episode of the SURGE Strength Podcast, Ernie talked about celebrating his 72nd birthday by performing 72 total pull-ups throughout the day. At SURGE Strength we couldn’t think of a better gift! We’re so grateful we can give other swimmers not only strength, speed but better quality of life.

 

 

Being able to perform a pull-up is often a big divide in bodyweight strength. You can quickly divide swimmers into groups of those that can and can’t do pull-ups. And no matter where you currently are on that range of abilities SURGE Strength’s Dryland Certified Coaches can create a customized dryland program for you.

 

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH A SURGE STRENGTH PROGRAM

SURGE Strength has been providing online, customized dryland training programs to swimmers and swim teams for over a decade. We have refined the system and the results that the athletes and coaches we partner with speak for themselves.

Let’s lay out the process of starting a SURGE Strength Program so you can decide if it’s right for you:

1) FILL OUT THE INITIAL FORM

The first step is to submit a quick questionnaire about your current dryland program and the goals you’re working towards. Because at SURGE Strength we don’t have “cookie-cutter” programs. We don’t create your program until you start with us.

 

2) SCHEDULE A CALL WITH CHRIS

Once you submit your initial form you’ll be able to schedule a call Chris. He’ll review the different program options we have. These options mainly revolve around how much communication or access you’ll need with your Dryland Certified Coach as well as the frequency of when you’ll receive your workouts. After you pick the best option for you, you’ll then be connected with your Dryland Certified Coach.

 

3) PERFORM MOVEMENT ASSESSMENTS AND PERFORMANCE TESTS

Before your Dryland Certified Coach can create your program you’ll need to complete the SURGE Strength Movement Assessment and Performance Tests. These results will be a tremendous help to create your customized program, avoid injuries, compliment your swim training and most importantly – lead to big improvements! This process takes about half an hour and once you’re done you’ll send the videos to your Dryland Certified Coach for them to review.

 

4) STRATEGIZE WITH YOUR DRYLAND CERTIFIED COACH

Here’s where your dryland training program starts to take shape. Your first call with your Dryland Certified Coach will focus largely on reviewing the results from your Movement Assessment and Performance Tests. Don’t think of this as a “pass/fail” assessment, but rather orienting the map to begin your journey. Your goals are the end point but you first need to understand where you are on the map. This is where your Dryland Certified Coach really helps you with their expertise. After reviewing the results your Dryland Certified Coach will talk about how your dryland program will look as you begin and of course answer any questions you have.

 

5) PUT IN THE WORK AND ENJOY THE RESULTS!

From here it’s the start of a collaborate effort where you put in the work and your Dryland Certified Coach ensures your workouts matter and are moving you in the right direction. Being tired and sore with no results to show is demoralizing or worse yet if you injury yourself. Start a dryland training program with SURGE Strength for the confidence that we’ll lead you towards your goals.

 

 

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The goal of SURGE Strength is simple:

BUILD BETTER ATHLETES

GENERATE FASTER SWIMMERS

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Courtesy of SwimSwam’s exclusive dryland training partner, SURGE Strength.

SURGE Strength, a strength training brand created by Chris Ritter, CEO of RITTER Sports Performance, aims to build better athletes and faster swimmers through dryland programs and educational courses.

Get started with a SURGE Strength Dryland Program or enroll in a dryland course in the SURGE Strength Academy today!

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About Chris Ritter

Chris Ritter

Swimming has always been a part of the life of Chris Ritter, founder of RITTER Sports Performance What Chris discovered after his swimming career, as he entered his swim coaching career was how important dryland training for swimmers can be. Chris has earned numerous strength and conditioning certifications, including: CSCS, NASM-PES, USAW …

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