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Learn The Medicine Ball Squat to Focus on Stability

Welcome to day 4 of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic.

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Learn The Split Squat to Focus on Lower-Extremity Stability

The split squat will target the stabilizers, as well as the major lower-extremity muscle groups.

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Learn The Body Weight Squat to Develop Strength

The BW Squat is an excellent introduction to squat mobility and form. Work on developing strength by increasing repetitions.

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Why The Squat Progression Matters in Swimming

The wall squat acts a foundation for developing the squat with a focus on form and stability. Wall support aids in form development, while time can be used as variable for increased difficulty.

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How to do The Kneeling Spiderman Pushup

Day 5 – Building Blocks Progression powered by BridgeAthletic: Today we introduce our most technical variation of the pushup, The Kneeling Spiderman Pushup.

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The Pushup promotes enhanced fingertip to toe connection and stability

Day 3, Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic: The pushup adds stability and mobility work for shoulders with a longer lever and promotes enhanced fingertip to toe connection and stability.

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The Kneeling Pushup: Why You Need To Do It

Day two of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic: Today we breakdown the kneeling pushup. Check out the instructional video below and keep progressing!

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Building Blocks: The Pushup Progression

This post marks the release of the Building Blocks Series Volume 1 powered by BridgeAthletic. Each week you will be given the building blocks necessary for mastering the fundamental exercises that build elite athletic performance.

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How to Use Stretching as a Recovery Tool in Competition

During competitions, stretching can be a particularly useful way to accelerate post-race recovery and improve pre-race warm ups with minimal exertion.

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How to Eat Optimally During a Championship Phase

Good nutrition is an important component of an elite athlete’s training, so it should be equally important during championship meets.

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4 Ways to Optimize your Time Prior to a Championship Meet

As the physical demand of training lightens with taper and you spend less time at the pool, how you manage the remaining hours in your day becomes more critical.

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How to Nail the Taper

Reach your body’s peak performance level by diminishing training volume—enabling your body to recover from the physiological stress of months of heavy training. Literature suggests the taper period should involve a reduction to 40-60% of one’s training volume to maximize performance gains.

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3 Steps to Better Sleep during Travel Meets

With the end of the season fast approaching, swimmers are beginning to taper for peak performances. Elite athletes know how…

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The Top 4 Rules For Post Swim Meet Recovery

With several meets upon us in a short summer season, recovering quickly from long competitions is important to maintaining consistency in your training. When you finish that final race on Sunday, take your recovery seriously in order to re-focus your energy heading into another week of training.

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3 Steps to Better Body Position in Swimming

Giving your body the best opportunity to maintain form during a race will help you finish stronger. Let’s discuss how to improve your body position.

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