Strength training is a way for swimmers to get stronger in the water and also prevent injury.

Here are some quick tips for making the most of weight lifting for the competitive swimmer:

1. Technique and form above all else. Nearly half of the injuries that competitive swimmers experience is during their dryland and strength training workouts. Lift with excellent form or don’t lift at all.

2. Start with general strength and then isolate. Swimmers usually want to go for the super sport-specific exercises like pull ups and stretch cord pulls. Build a broader base of strength in the gym which you cna build upon.

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