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The Most Common Protein Mistakes Young Athletes Make

By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Protein is a hot topic among young athletes. Just the other day a mom emailed…

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Learn the Hex-Bar Deadlift to Increase your Swim Strength

We prefer to recommend the Hex Bar / Trap Bar over a regular barbell because it helps to decrease shear forces on the lumbar spine. This allows you to stabilize your shoulders in neutral and promotes proper movement mechanics, especially with taller athletes.

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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Breaststroke With Dolphin Kick (Video)

Vaziri: Breaststroke involves an undulation to the stroke, it has a slight up motion at the end of the kick. Consisting mostly of a strong kick but follows through with a propulsion of the hips.

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Learn the Dumbbell Deadlift to Increase your Swim Strength

The Dumbbell Deadlift is one of our favorite exercises to increase your swimmer strength.

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Learn Kettlebell Goblet Squats to Increase your Swim Strength

The KB/DB Goblet Squat is simply the Frog Squat movement but holding a kettlebell or dumbbell at chest height.

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Learn Monster Walks to Increase your Swim Strength

If you are doing this correctly, taking your time, staying low and keeping your hips level in all 4 directions, you should feel a good muscle ‘burn’ in your glutes and quads.

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Learn the Frog Squat to Increase your Swim Strength

Today we are introducing the Frog Squat! The Frog Squat focuses on lower-extremity flexibilty, hip stability and posture.

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How to Develop Better Habits in the Pool

The consistent application of good habits will get you success fast in the pool. Here is how to make habits work for you in the pool and in life.

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Focus on the Things You Can Control in the Pool

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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10 Quotes to Keep You on Track This Season

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he…

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Master Your Pullup for Swim Strength

The second version in our Pullup progression has brought you to the same place – Pullup mastery. Don’t forget to show us what you’ve got.

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Master The Assisted Hammer-Grip Pullup for Your Swim Strength Program

Today’s exercise the Assisted Hammer-Grip Pullup is not only great prep for the pullup, but also an amazing test pullup preparedness.

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Master The Lawn-Mower Pull for Your Swim Strength Program

Welcome to day 3 of the combo pullup progression. Today we are introducing the Lawn-Mower Pull!

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Wanna Swim Faster This Year? Get More Sleepy Time.

With school starting up many swimmers will be waging the familiar battle of swimming, studying, and also trying to get sleep. Here is why you should make sleep a priority this season.

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Master The Decline Lat Pulldown for Your Swim Strength Program

Welcome to day 2 of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic. The second exercise in this progression is the Decline Lat Pulldown.

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