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The Pushup promotes enhanced fingertip to toe connection and stability

Day 3, Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic: The pushup adds stability and mobility work for shoulders with a longer lever and promotes enhanced fingertip to toe connection and stability.

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The Kneeling Pushup: Why You Need To Do It

Day two of the Building Blocks progression powered by BridgeAthletic: Today we breakdown the kneeling pushup. Check out the instructional video below and keep progressing!

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Building Blocks: The Pushup Progression

This post marks the release of the Building Blocks Series Volume 1 powered by BridgeAthletic. Each week you will be given the building blocks necessary for mastering the fundamental exercises that build elite athletic performance.

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How to Use Stretching as a Recovery Tool in Competition

During competitions, stretching can be a particularly useful way to accelerate post-race recovery and improve pre-race warm ups with minimal exertion.

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How to Eat Optimally During a Championship Phase

Good nutrition is an important component of an elite athlete’s training, so it should be equally important during championship meets.

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4 Ways to Optimize your Time Prior to a Championship Meet

As the physical demand of training lightens with taper and you spend less time at the pool, how you manage the remaining hours in your day becomes more critical.

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How to Nail the Taper

Reach your body’s peak performance level by diminishing training volume—enabling your body to recover from the physiological stress of months of heavy training. Literature suggests the taper period should involve a reduction to 40-60% of one’s training volume to maximize performance gains.

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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Freestyle hand position (Video)

Swimming requires a certain amount of feeling and grip of the water – correlating to your hand. Your palm should be flat, creating a gentle pull on the water. Your fingers are slightly spread apart.

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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Backstroke head position (Video)

This week, swim coach Leila Vaziri takes on backstroke head position in her weekly series of technique videos.

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The Top 4 Rules For Post Swim Meet Recovery

With several meets upon us in a short summer season, recovering quickly from long competitions is important to maintaining consistency in your training. When you finish that final race on Sunday, take your recovery seriously in order to re-focus your energy heading into another week of training.

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3 Steps to Better Body Position in Swimming

Giving your body the best opportunity to maintain form during a race will help you finish stronger. Let’s discuss how to improve your body position.

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5 Ways to Accelerate your Recovery in Swimming

It’s preseason. Training is at the top of your priority, and your recovery is essential to getting through the next few weeks of high intensity workouts. For the 19-20 hours in the day that you spend off the pool deck, you have complete control over your recovery and how well you treat your body.

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3 Healthy Dessert Alternatives During Competition Season

This time of year is particularly busy for swimmers. Let’s take a look at three alternatives you can incorporate into your diet to help you stay committed to proper nutrition.

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How to Strength Train on the Pool Deck

No Weight Room? No Problem! Let’s discuss all the equipment and tools you may need to execute proper strength training on the pool deck.

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4 Tips for Easier Summer Swim Meet Travel

Summer meets can be long and your amount of travel can quickly add up. Elite athletes respond to these circumstances by staying consistent with their routines and continuing to treat their bodies well with healthy choices on the road.

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