Can strength training improve swimming performance

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Becoming a better swimmer with so called “on land” exercise like weight training is not that easy. In many cases, on land performance improvements do not translate into better swimming performance. This study looked at the effect of swim specific flywheel exercises (instead of regular weight training) on strength, power and swim performance.

They found that every minute spent doing swim specific on land flywheel exercises resulted in more than 1% increase in strength and power (!). That sounds like a good time investment, but did it also result in better swim performance? Read it in my article at

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