Warm Up Starts From The Ground Up

by Garrett McCaffrey 3

January 07th, 2015 Coach's Log, Training, Video

Every practice for our Senior 1 Group at Phoenix Swim Club starts with dynamic warm up and we aim to get the body ready from the ground up. This was the warm up for one of our Wednesday sessions with Larry Arnold and there’s nobody better at getting bodies ready to work than Larry. This was just the first 10 minutes or so of our hour long dryland session.

Larry has provided the Senior 1 group at Phoenix Swim Club with a dryland program that focuses on building athleticism instead of breaking down muscles. Before Larry, I had major doubts about the value of dryland when it comes to benefits in the water. I didn’t want to break them down in the weight room at the cost of their gains in the water. What really clicked for me with Larry’s approach was that it focused on learning basic movements through posture and breathing. I’ve seen the kids carry that body awareness into their strokes in the water.

Here are a couple more SwimSwam videos featuring Larry Arnold:

You Will Love to Hate Larry Arnold

Climbing Camelback with Larry Arnold

If you’re interested in learning more from Larry, check him out on instagram (larryarnoldgram), on twitter (@wehatelarry), or his website wehatelarry.com (larryarnoldapproach.com).

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Kevin Ayers

Garrett great to see you back !!


I couldn’t agree more, and I hope to see that byline more frequently!

Excellent Video, so critical to prepare the body for work in practice! Great stuff from PSC!

About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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