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I am swimming in France particularly focused in the sprint 50 and 100 m free and fly. I am surfing in your web site regularly from France and I would like to know where to find weight lifting training (dried-land trainings) programs for sprinters, unless you have already this kind of workouts in your data base. I thank you very much in advance for your support and I look forwards to reading from you soon, Regards,


-- Olivier JACQUES (olivier.jacques@lglrefrigeration.com), February 25, 2002


sorry no anserws about weight training for swimming but i have an assignment to make a weekly swimming plan so if you know anything about a weights program to improve freestyle could you please send it to me. thankyou kindly

-- michael (buggysplace@hotmail.com), June 07, 2002.

I have been weight training for the sprint 50 and 100 free as well as the 100 breast stroke. After several weeks of training i could feel a difference about how i moved in the pool. my muscles did not have to work as hard to do the movements that i could do before. what i mean is that the muscle movement was easier,my technique did not nesscarily become better because of this. I did a base training covering the whole body in two training days, doing the cyle two times a week. the first phase was every excercise(excluding abdominals) 2*20 repititions. this gave me a feel for the weights as well as endurance. the next phase was geared toward building more strength, not mass. i did 2*12 repitions. the last phase was explosive/strength training. this is what really helped the sprints. i did 1 set of 12 1 set of 10 1 set of 8. after these cycles i repeated and am now on the 3 time around on the whole thing. on the off days i did some stretching with dips and pullups in the mixture. if you have any more questions about what excercises i did and so forth, write me an email at chriogenix@hotmail.com

Good luck to those who read this, Benny

-- Ben Okumura (chriogenix@hotmail.com), September 06, 2002.

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