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I develop web applications and data processing tools, and I am a Linux and VMware administrator.


Apr
10
comment What type or amount of weight training is beneficial for a beginning swimmer?
I managed to reach my goal last week. The main difference makers were actually proper body rotation while breathing, and kicking smoothly from the hip. When I was able to do both of those without thinking, everything else fell into place. I have been doing other strength and conditioning work as well, but I would say that 90% of my improvement came from time spent in the pool, and everyone else here was absolutely correct.
Mar
21
comment What type or amount of weight training is beneficial for a beginning swimmer?
@IvoFlipse I should actually remove any mention of triathlon from the question since I'm specifically asking about improving swimming, and whether or not weight training should be a part of it.
Mar
21
comment What type or amount of weight training is beneficial for a beginning swimmer?
That was my assumption, but I don't know if strengthening under-developed muscles can encourage better form, or reduce whatever problems someone who normally uses the legs for everything might have with swimming. I guess I'm also used to higher-impact activities where I have to change things up periodically to avoid injury.