Practice + Pancakes: Tennessee Women Display “Savage Training” in Weight Room

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Following the Pro Swim Series stop in Knoxville, we STAYED in Knoxville and filmed with the University of Tennessee. Specifically, we got to go to the weight room with the Vols and see what their weight philosophy, titled “savage training”, is all about.

Right off the bat, they had some really fun plyometric warm-ups, including assisted jumps, where they got BIG air. They also had numerous tools that would measure their effort or give them a score on their technique and ways to improve it.

On to the turf area, where they had a sled push into a resisted sprint, or “walking the dog”. They finished things off with some group synchro abs, where everyone got to call an exercise.

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Steve Nolan

The Nickelodeon GUTS inspired “Elastic Jungle” relay start drill made me lol.


it looks smart & effective !!!

Steve Nolan

I think so, too! But it just looks hilarious and I would really like to know how often someone got smacked in the face with a band while getting setup for it.


GREAT to see athletes laughing, giggling, smiling and having fun while doing land training training! Where were the Vols?


That looks fun! A great workout after a competition

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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