Swimming Anatomy

Swimming Anatomy : Your Illustrated Guide for Swimming Strength, Speed and Endurance

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This new addition to the "Anatomy" series will show the reader how to improve their performance by increasing muscle strength and optimising the efficiency of every stroke. "Swimming Anatomy" includes 74 of the most effective swimming exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action. This book goes beyond exercises by placing the reader on the starting block, in the water and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles for starts, turns and the four competitive strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke) shows how each exercise is fundamentally linked to swimming performance. The swimmer will also learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve form in the water and minimise common swimming injuries. Best of all, how to put it all together to develop a training programme based on individual needs and goals. Whether training for a 50-metre freestyle race or the open-water stage of a triathlon, "Swimming Anatomy" will ensure the reader enters the water prepared to achieve every performance goal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 11.43mm | 471.74g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 191 colour illustrations, 203 colour illustrations
  • 0736075712
  • 9780736075718
  • 75,212

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Swimmer in Motion; Chapter 2. Arms; Chapter 3. Shoulders; Chapter 4. Chest; Chapter 5. Abdomen; Chapter 6. Back; Chapter 7. Legs; Chapter 8. Whole-Body Training.
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Review quote

"With full-color exercises and drills, Swimming Anatomy takes an inside look at the muscles you need to strengthen in order to swim your best. This is a must-have guide for every swimmer."

Jason Lezak
2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist in 100-meter freestyle
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 freestyle relay
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 medley relay

"Ian McLeod, one of the most intelligent minds in swimming, demonstrates how to care for swimmers both in and out of the water, making Swimming Anatomy an essential resource for anyone involved in competitive swimming."

Keenan Robinson
Athletic Trainer for University of Michigan Swimming and Diving

"Buy Swimming Anatomy and treat it as the authoritative liftoff into the world of aquatic strength and conditioning."

Swimming World magazine
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About Ian McLeod

Ian McLeod is a licensed athletic trainer and certified massage therapist. At Arizona State University in Mesa, he provided athletic training and massage services to their swimming and diving teams. He also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, teaching a course on sports injury rehabilitation. He is deeply involved with USA Swimming's High Performance Network, a group of health professional volunteers who support US swimmers at national and international meets.
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