From a kinesiology overview, the pectoralis major (chest) does not contribute significantly for forward propulsion. Therefore, prescribing a bunch of exercises that strengthens the chest would not be the most ideal way of going about things. Don’t get me wrong, we need to work these muscles as well, otherwise the imbalances in the posterior and anterior torso can lead to injuries.
Chloramines cause health problems for swimmers. The problems can be severe, often called “chlorine allergy” or “chlorine sensitivity.” Some physical symptoms include itchiness and dryness, breathing problems, rash, hives, etc..
Jaeger, who just wrapped up his senior season at the University of Michigan, will be offering a glimpse into the world of professional swimming as he trains toward the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Ever wonder why swimmers are taught to swim long distances at slow speeds when they’re preparing for races 50 to 1500 meters? Or why gifted swimmers quit because they’ve burned out? If so, you just might want to learn more about the scientific research behind the new swimming training method that is impacting racers worldwide.
The foam roller is now as common on pool desk as swimsuits and goggles. But do they provide significant benefits? And how should you use them correctly to benefit swimming?
Michael Phelps is about to explode onto the competitive swimming scene again, though no one will officially go on-the-recond about the exact date and time.
With the release of the Agility and Instinct strapless hand paddles, it is clear that FINIS has found some advantages in producing paddles without the traditional elastic straps.
Swim Video is courtesy of David Marsh Performance and Queens University of Charlotte, a SwimSwam Swim Camp Partner. This video…
Every swimmer gets the taper blues at some point. How you handle that part of your taper can help or hurt your mental game leading into a big meet.
When you’re competing for a team championship, each event contributes points to the team total. Conference meets pack all the events into three-and-a-half days while NCAA’s squeeze everything into three days. (Featured Image: University of Michigan 2013 NCAA Team Title)
Virginia Tech’s Ned Skinner and his Hokie men brought parity to the ACC, which created one of the most exciting conference championship meets we’ve seen in years.
4-time Olympic medalist, Peter Vanderkaay, has a lot of experience racing at the elite-level. He keeps his pre-race meal simple, carb-heavy, with a little bit of protein.
This post was written by Olympic medalist Milorad Cavic, who represented his native Serbia when he challenged Michael Phelps in that .01 second 100 butterfly race in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Mixing air causes corrosion in higher parts of the building, including the roof. This is usually the cause of a breeze or draft on a pool deck. This effect spreads bad air all over the place, and is intensified by the use of large fans. Look for rust around your pool. If you see any on metal components in your roof, chances are, there is mixing going on.
Dean Ottati now looks at the third part of his stumble down morality lane in regards to performance enhancement. In…