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Muscle power and strength
Sleep your way to better performance
When sports drinks don’t work
By applying new research courtesy of fluid dynamics and supercomputers, every swimmer can swim faster
Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements
Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.
The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance
There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk
Endurance Training and Mental Toughness for Long Distance Swimming
Oxidative stress in swimmers
Circadian rhythms affect swimming performance
Swimming Training: An overview of the basics of technique for all strokes and specific training needs
The importance of paying attention in sport
Swimming training: why high-intensity training is more productive for swimmers than high-volume training
Traditional high-volume model of training will NOToptimise performance
Swimmers need to follow a programme of exercises that replicate their actions in the water as closely as possible.
Nutritional supplements: your nutritional strategy should be planned in detail as part of your overall training programme
Look, listen and think before you take supplements
Swimmers can improve their performance through carbon dioxide bathing
Swimmers - Is Fatter Faster?
Weight assisted strength training is better than a traditional resistance programme for swimming
Swimmers' immune systems tumble in response to competition; glutamine doesn't help, but sugar does.
Although super-high training volumes are the rule rather than the exception for swimmers, there' s solid evidence that these heavy loads may be counter-productive.
Weight trainers miss out on the "runner's high"
Deep Water Running: When your training should land you in deep water
Freestyle swimming techniques: Only the development of swimming flumes in the 1970s allowed tests to be performed which compared to those being carried out on such activities as cycling and running.
Swim-benches: Another mechanical ergogenic aid to training is the swim-bench.
Mood States: High-level college swimmers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the States were studied for a research project published in 1991.
A quick look at the medical hazards of swimming in pools.
Muscle building: Squats, leg press or knee extensions - which exercise is best for the quads?
Quantifying Intensity: How to use heart rate to quantify your fitness training intensity.