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Old 01-03-2012
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Originally Posted by terry View Post
. They're also strong enough to overwhelm the secondary movers if we apply them full-force. The instinctive tendency to overuse them is very strong and--in nearly all cases--must be UNlearned.

Many swim-specific strength programs have these priorities exactly reversed.
So true, so true. What's a real shame in my mind is when athletic, lean women follow these ideas as well and I see them ripping through the water and ruining their traction & streamline...because they are focused on using the prime movers. Turn those off, activate the core & the rotator cuff and you have a totally different swimmer.
Suzanne Atkinson, MD
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USA Paralympic Triathlon Coach
Coach of 5 time USA Triathlon Triathlete of the Year, Kirsten Sass
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