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Old 10-08-2008, 08:51 PM #1
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Workout Help: swimming

Hi, my HS swim season starts in a few weeks and I was wondering if there were any swimmers in here that could tell me what lifts I should do and how often I should do them to increase my speed/strength. I swim free/fly.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:04 PM #2
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If you're doing buttefly, you're probably going to need to do chest. Do bench press, incline press, stuff like that. Swimming usually requires shoulder and chest strength.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:13 PM #3
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Bench press is one of the worst lifts to do as a swimmer. Lots of shoulder work, and leg work is required for swimming. Not so much heavy lifting but light weights high reps. I swam D1 fly/free so if you have any other questions just ask.

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