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Old 01-02-2012
swim2Bfree swim2Bfree is offline
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I'm not a strength coach, but my personal sense is that unless you're training to be seriously competitive in power-heavy events (100m or less), it's better to pursue a broad program of strength training - many muscles in a balanced fashion - rather than something "swim-specific" or "TI-specific." I don't know what "TI-specific" would even mean.

Free weight routines and calisthenics are great because they work stabilizer muscles and better simulate natural movements (compared to Nautilus-type machines). However, they depend on proper technique and can lead to injury if not performed correctly.
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