Dry Land Workouts for Swimmers

  • Aquanerd

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    Sep 21, 2008 1:04 PM GMT
    I've gotten back into swimming after a 25 year gap. I've been working on getting my stroke technique and ramping up my stamina. I'm taking yoga classes to help with my flexibility. But after a few Masters Swimming competitions, I'm realizing it's time to work on strength. After 25 years of a sessile lifestyle, and getting 25 years older, I'm feeling my lack of strength, especially in the sprints.

    I'm not looking to bulk up, And after losing 150 pound, I definitely need to work on toning. Any suggestions on where to start?
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    Sep 21, 2008 7:39 PM GMT
    If you've gotten back into swimming, why a dry land workout? The yoga's a great idea. I started a month ago. It's much tougher than I thought it would be but I'm already noticing improvement in my shoulder rotators. If I had a lap pool, that's where I'd work on all that stuff (cardio, flexibility). For strength, the gym, weights.
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    Sep 21, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    I'd vote that the tricep does a lot of the strength part in swimming, but yoga is definately what I agree with, Bikram Yoga though to be specific...

    mostly to get back into water, i'd work on staying in it more than doing dryland