Confusion over Dave Salo's book

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Posted Jul 20, 2009 12:35AM

I got a book called Total Conditioning for Swimming by Dave Salo PhD. Its was really good one but I am bit confused over weights and core workout cos there are so many list of work out like each example, Preliminary Phase, Training Phase, Competition Phase, Championship Phase and finally, Active Rest Phase. And other thing is they are THREE different workout such as Workout I, Workout II and Workout IIII - what that mean?

And other thing is, Salo also said in the book, that almost all training session swim, you must swim fast and hard - its will help you improve performance at swim meet.

Hope someone who has the book will understand what am talking about.

Posted Jul 20, 2009 03:18AM

Hi James,
One of my swimmer got me that book as a gift. It has a good overview of exercises for someone looking to set up a dry land training program. The phases are the different times during your season (sometimes called cycles) this is covered in chapters 10 & 11. As for the Workouts (number 1,2,3) I understood them to be on a rotating schedule within the phases.

Posted Jul 20, 2009 11:00PM

So I has to follow those workout during cycles? cos its first time I heard it cos I usually train same workout routine all time but now on, its so different on Salo's book and workouts rotating means I working on num 1 on Mon, num 2 on Wed and num 3 on Fri - its that right or what?

And other thing is, core strength workout, I thought that I should working out core strength five times a week but this book saying that workout with weight training three times a week - I am bit confused at moment......

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