Articles by Chris Ritter

Dryland Training for Sprinters Only? Find Out the Best Approach.

Dryland training for sprinters only isn’t the proper approach because all swimmers benefit from resistance training when done properly.

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Grade Your Dryland Program for FREE with SURGE Strength

You can now quickly grade your dryland program to see how it measures up to the basic principles and applications that should be in every dryland program.

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Approaching the Swimming Taper Dryland Plan in a COVID Season

SURGE Strength teaches you how to manipulate training phases (despite a COVID swim season) which results in a better swimming taper dryland experience.

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Plyometrics for Swimming: The Best Dryland Jumps that Are Swim Specific

Improve your starts & turns with these plyometrics for swimming. Learn how to jump properly to improve your overall power in the pool.

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Back Half Swimming Speed with Dryland Energy System Development

Learn how back half swimming speed can be improved through dryland training. Understand the science behind reserve capacity and how it relates to swimming.

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Dryland Exercises for a Stronger Pull: SURGE Strength’s Top 3

Learn some of SURGE Strength’s must-program dryland exercises for a stronger pull and faster swimming to see results that transfer to the pool!

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Build Shoulders of Steel: How to Prevent Swimmer’s Shoulder

Learn how to prevent swimmer’s shoulder by assessing shoulder mobility and incorporating a shoulder prehab routine into your dryland program.

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Become SSDC Before Enrollment Closes

Become SURGE Strength Dryland Certified (SSDC) to raise your dryland knowledge by enrolling in the SURGE Strength Academy before the deadline.

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Dryland Taper – 3 Tips to Generate Fast Swimming

Nailing your taper is critical and your dryland taper is part of that process. Learn some tips that will help you succeed at the end of your season.

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The Secret to Building Buy-In: 4 Coaching Styles for Swimmers

Build motivation and skill within your team by matching these 4 coaching styles for swimmers to each athlete: assign, spark, educate, and aim.

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Dryland Pushing Exercises for Swimmers: Creating Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Learn the importance of the “push” in dryland. Learn how to best implement dryland pushing exercises for swimmers through SURGE Strength’s recommendations.

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Dryland Training for Swimmers – 5 Lessons 2020 Taught Us

Chris Ritter, founder of SURGE Strength reflects back on the lessons learned from 2020 on dryland training for swimmers.

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SURGE Strength – How We Can Help Your Dryland Training

SURGE Strength provides a plethora of education resources, as well as dryland programs to cover all of your dryland training needs.

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Dryland Games for Swimmers that are Safe, Effective & Fun

Learn how to implement safe, effective and fun dryland games for swimmers of all ages with the SURGE Strength Principles.

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At Home Dryland Workout Guide: Create One in 5 Easy Steps

Follow SURGE Strength’s 5 step guide to create an at home dryland workout in order to set yourself up for success in the midst of a COVID-centered season.

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