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Lifting weights can help further the career of a swimmer, especially when improvement has plateaued from pool training alone. If you are trying to decide whether or not to begin weight training, please read the following articles by our experts regarding weight training for swimmers.
If you decide that you are ready to begin a weight lifting regimine, please make sure that you are supervised and intsructed by an experienced weight lifting instructor. The descriptions and video and picture demonstrations included here are for informational purposes only and do not take the place of proper weight-lifting instruction. The majority of our weight lifting section has been put together by Kyle H.,
who swam at Texas A&M University, which is a program that is recognized nationally for their attention and focus on weight lifting. These are the same exercises used by many top collegiate and Olympic swimmers.
Click on a section of Michael Phelps' body to check out different exercises. Don't forget to look at the dynamic/drylands section, as these exercises are equally important as those down with dumbbells and barbells, as they work multiple muscle groups and are great for improving stabilizer muscles.
Last Updated: August 17th