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Dry-Land Strength For A Stronger Stroke

  • By Marty Munson
  • Published Jan 24, 2013
  • Updated Jan 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


If your gym time is spent doing body-building moves or all machine-based exercises, “you’re probably not training what you need to train,” says Vern Gambetta, author of Athletic Development: The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning and consultant to college swim teams including Harvard, Kenyon, the University of Michigan, and sports teams including the New York Mets, the San Francisco 49ers and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

A key thing triathletes need to learn, he says, is to “train movements, not muscles” and move away from the concept of training individual muscles. “Connect” and “coordinate” are the new buzzwords, and the right type of resistance work can help your body to do this so you end up being more efficient and less fatigued. Click the tabs on the left to find out how it works.

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