Thursday, February 18, 2016

My Three Top Tips (strength & conditioning) - Robbie Renwick

This week, Commonwealth and World Champion, Robbie Renwick, shares his top tips on strength and conditioning:

Strength and conditioning is used to improve your swimming speed and power. As all cardio has been done in the pool, competitive swimmers will tend to only do short, heavy explosive exercises in the gym. This works our anaerobic system.

  1. When performing an 'Olympic lift' which is ideal for building strength and power, seek advice to make sure you are lifting with the correct technique.

  2. Start with light weights till you have the correct technique then start to load the weights.

  3. Always remember to stretch out/ foam roll muscles after your weight session 

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