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Gary Mullen

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Monthly Review of About.com Swimming

Thursday May 29, 2014

Check out our posts from the Month of May!

Altitude Training for Body Fat Loss?

Does Swimming Build Muscle?

Motivational Levels in Champion Athletes

Which Carbohydrates Should I Eat Before Practice?

Spread your Fingers in Swimming!

High-Intensity Swim Training for Hypertension and Weight Loss

Learn to Swim and Prevent Drowning!

The Future Injury Rate of Swimmers

What Stroke Has the Longest Stroke Length and Why!

Monthly Review of About.com Swimming

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Check out our posts from the Month of April!

Does Swimming Build Muscle?

4 Ways to Reduce Drag in Freestyle

Force Production Timing in Freestyle

Guide to Swimmer's Shoulder, Part I

Guide to Swimmer's Shoulder, Part II Muscle Strength

Guide to Swimmer's Shoulder, Part III Muscle Timing

Guide to Swimmer's Shoulder, Part IV Swimming Biomechanics

The Shoulder Injury Rate in Swimming

3 Considerations for Michael Phelps' Swimming Return

 

 

 

Swimming On

Friday February 22, 2013

The time has come for me to move on to other swimming pools. All the best to everyone, I have enjoyed my time here. Swim on!

A Look at a Few Hand Paddles from Finis

Friday February 22, 2013

I looked in my swim bag and realized that I had several types of hand paddles from the same company, Finis. Among other paddles in my bag, I have Finis' Agility, Freestyler, and Forearm Fulcrum models. Why do I have different kinds, and what are the different kinds of Finis hand paddles used for in a swim workout?

Schedule for 2013 Swimming World Championships in Barcelona

Friday February 22, 2013

The next major swimming competition after the 2012 Olympics is the 2013 World Swimming Championships in Barcelona. World championships in open water swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, water polo, and pool swimming will be contested between 19 July and 4 August 2013. The open water portion of world champs is 20-27 July.

IM Workout for Strokes and Turns

Thursday February 21, 2013

This swim workout uses 50s, 100s, and 200s to give swimmers work on all strokes and turns for an individual medley. When you swim this IM workout, think about the stroke and think about the turns!

Swimming the Best Way to Lose Weight - Maybe, Maybe Not

Thursday February 21, 2013

Is swimming the best way to lose weight? Probably not if it is all that you do. Swimming as exercise for weight loss, along with good eating habits, is the way to get rid of extra pounds.

Swim Workout for Middle Distance - 200s

Wednesday February 20, 2013

200s are right in the middle for middle distance swimmers, so using them for a swim workout makes sense. This swim workout uses 200s in a 3-1, 2-2, 1-3 pattern to push you from easier to harder swimming.

Butterfly Kick - A Swim Lesson Tip

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Use a body dolphin to work on a good butterfly kick. Getting your whole body into the fly kick will make it better, and will help make your butterfly stroke better, too.

Kick Speed Workout - Some Quality 50s and 25s of Kicking

Tuesday February 19, 2013

This swim workout is actually a kick workout. The focus is on your legs. Any type of kick is fine, any mix of kicking is fine (back, breast, fly, free, etc.), but there is a lot of kicking in this workout. You should be ready for it.

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