The split squat will target the stabilizers, as well as the major lower-extremity muscle groups.
The BW Squat is an excellent introduction to squat mobility and form. Work on developing strength by increasing repetitions.
The wall squat acts a foundation for developing the squat with a focus on form and stability. Wall support aids in form development, while time can be used as variable for increased difficulty.
In this intense 20 minute Vinyasa flow yoga practice, we focus on stretching these regions of the legs that tend to be tight in swimmers. (Featured image: Rebecca Soni)
Day 5 – Building Blocks Progression powered by BridgeAthletic: Today we introduce our most technical variation of the pushup, The Kneeling Spiderman Pushup.
Day 4 – Building Blocks Progression powered by BridgeAthletic: Today’s exercise is an alteration of the pushup that tests even the best athletes. Make sure you and your athletes master the previous day before proceeding!
For swimmers the off-season is usually a short respite after a long year of training. Here are 4 questions for swimmers to ask themselves before embarking on a fresh year of swimming.
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.
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!
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.
During competitions, stretching can be a particularly useful way to accelerate post-race recovery and improve pre-race warm ups with minimal exertion.
Good nutrition is an important component of an elite athlete’s training, so it should be equally important during championship meets.
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.
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.
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.