Articles by Bridge Athletic

5 Ways to Prepare for Preseason Swim Training

How you prepare yourself for preseason training makes a huge impact on the way you handle the next couple of weeks. Let’s discuss a few tips so you can hit the ground running with training and truly maximize your preseason potential.

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Nathan Adrian’s 3 Favorite Exercises

Nathan’s top three “Bridge exercises” are the Weighted Pull Up, the Hex Bar Dead Lift and the Disc Freestyle Slide.

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5 Goals Every Swimmer Should Set This Season

Let’s take a look at the 5 goals every swimmer can put their mind to this season, and how they’ll put you on the fast track to great performances.

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Importance of a Taper Phase in Dryland Training

During the crucial weeks and days leading up to swim meets, swimmers should properly implement a taper phase in their dryland training to optimize performance on race day.

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Flexibility And Mobility For A Better Underwater Dolphin Kick

Increasing hip mobility will make swimmers more powerful and dynamic in the water.

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BridgeAthletic March Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

Just under 100 days until Omaha. We’ve gone from counting the months to counting the days. The hay is in the barn, the work is done – it’s now time to fine tune your efforts and work on your speed.

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BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series – Partner Bodyweight Workout

The BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed on the pool deck by swimmers with a basic level of dryland experience and proficiency.

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BridgeAthletic Building Blocks #4 – TRX

The BridgeAthletic Building Blocks Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by swimmers of all levels on the pool deck.

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3 Reasons Why Stretching for Race Recovery is a Must

During competitions, stretching can be a particularly useful way to accelerate post-race recovery and improve pre-race warm ups with minimal exertion. (Featured image: Natalie Coughlin)

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Bridge Athletic Building Block #3 – Power Circuit for Christmas/Winter Training Trips

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by swimmers of all levels on the pool deck. This building block is designed as a power circuit to add to Christmas/Winter training sessions.

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Bridge Athletic Building Block Series #3– Kettlebells

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by swimmers of all levels on the pooldeck. This Building Block Series requires a kettlebell (KB).

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BridgeAthletic November Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

As the anticipation builds leading up to the US Olympic Trials in June and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, we will stoke the excitement with high performance tips and training techniques on an ongoing basis.

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BridgeAthletic Building Blocks – MB#1

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be modified for swimmers of all levels to perform on pooldeck.

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BridgeAthletic October Olympic Trials Preparation Tips

We are 8 months and 11 days away from the first heat going off at the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials. Are you ready?

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Learn the Hex-Bar Deadlift to Increase your Swim Strength

We prefer to recommend the Hex Bar / Trap Bar over a regular barbell because it helps to decrease shear forces on the lumbar spine. This allows you to stabilize your shoulders in neutral and promotes proper movement mechanics, especially with taller athletes.

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