Articles by Chris Ritter

How to Improve Your High Elbow Catch (Without Taking Another Stroke)

Learn how to improve your high elbow catch with dryland drills and exercises from SURGE Strength’s Dryland Certified Coaches.

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Dryland Meet Warm-up for Swimmers: A Safe Approach in a COVID-19 World

Learn how SURGE Strength safely structures a dryland meet warm-up for swimmers when COVID-19 restrictions need to be navigated.

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Hinge Exercises for Swimmers: How to Implement Hinges into Your Dryland Program

Sneak peek from the SURGE Strength Dryland Certification on how to apply, teach, and progress hinge exercises for swimmers in your dryland program.

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Simple & Effective Dryland Periodization Planning for Fast Swimming

Simplify dryland periodization so you can apply it for a winning dryland program. Learn how the 3 “big phases” of programming result in fast swimming.

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4 Keys for Stroke Specific Dryland Training

See inside of the SURGE Strength Dryland Certification to learn how to make dryland training more specific to your athlete’s specialty stroke.

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What Coaches Are Missing from A Dryland Warm-Up for Swimmers (And cooldown too)

Dryland warm-up for swimmers and cool-downs are oftentimes seen as an “extra” in a coaches’ training session planning. This is a mistake. Here’s why:

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SwimSwam & SURGE Strength Webinar: Why You Need to Become Dryland Certified

Join us for a FREE SURGE Strength Webinar on Wednesday, Oct 14th at 1pm EST to learn more about becoming SURGE Strength Dryland Certified.

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3 Ways to Build a Swimmer’s Body

Learn the 3 key building blocks of how to build a swimmer’s body training in your dryland program in order to achieve better results in the water.

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8 Workout Variables Every Dryland Program for Swimmers Needs

In a sound dryland program for swimmers, there should be 8 different variables you can change to produce different training effects.

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The Most Underrated Dryland Exercises and Movements (Most Swimmers Don’t Do!)

The hip hinge is the most swim-specific dryland exercises and movements you can program and progress. Dive into the benefits, assessment, and progressions.

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Tips for Pairing Dryland Workouts with Swim Training

Learn 5 tips for pairing dryland workouts with swim training so your swimmers can reach their full potential in and out of the water.

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The Swimming Dryland Training Equipment Essentials During COVID-19

Discover the best swimming dryland training equipment that you need to still perform a dryland program that’ll make you strong and athletic during COVID-19

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SURGE Strength Podcast and More “Must Subscribe To” Podcasts

The number of podcasts and downloads are growing exponentially. So be sure you’re subscribed to some of the best podcasts in the swimming community.

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5 Parameters of Program Construction You Need for Every Dryland Workout

Discover the five parameters of sound dryland program construction, including what you need for every dryland workout you do.

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Top 3 Dryland Performance Tests for Swimmers

Knowing the best dryland performance tests for swimmers can be tricky but we give three quick ones you can give to any swimmer.

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